The Ick-Factor of Forgiveness


Last week, I taught one of my favorite lessons during a small group gathering at church. It was all about forgiveness, in particular, God's forgiveness of us. We talked all about God's love and mercy. I stressed His unrelenting forgiveness even in … [Continue reading]

The Most Tear-Inducing Commercials of Super Bowl 2015


Whether or not you were pleased with the outcome of the 2015 Super Bowl (I was not), this year brought some serious tear-inducing commercials. This is one of the first years that I've been able to watch nearly the entire game, and I loved being able … [Continue reading]

50 Things to Do on Valentine’s Day Instead of Seeing 50 Shades of Grey


We have all heard the buzz. There was an uproar in Christian (and sane, reasonable, and logical) communities when the books became popular, and now the protestation is rampant again as the release of the first film approaches. Ah, 50 Shades of … [Continue reading]

Your Builders Outstrip Your Destroyers

"But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me, my Lord has forgotten me.”  “Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you. Behold, I have graven you on … [Continue reading]

What We’re Reading (January 2015)


You know by now, based on this post, this post, and this post, that we're avid readers in this house. So much so that most of the time, I have about five books going at once. This year, I'm making an effort to just actively read only one or two books … [Continue reading]

10 Habits of Happy People


Today, we're channeling our inner Stephen Covey, although, as my father-in-law says, worldly success does not always equal happiness. But I think Mr. Covey would agree with most of the points on this list. We all want to be happy, right? Duh.  But … [Continue reading]

Ways to Honor the Sabbath When You Can’t Really Sabbath


We know well and good that, as Christians, Sunday is the sabbath day, the day of rest, the day set apart for God and for family. Ideally, our Sundays would be spent going to Mass, spending quality, focused time with our families, and doing enjoyable … [Continue reading]