What Does It Mean to be Holy?

“For it is written: ‘Be holy, because I am holy.’” 1 Peter 1:16 (NIV)  A year or two ago I went to a conference, and the speaker was Sarah Mally. She told us that in her house her family has one very small room, and in that room there is an even smaller room. The…

Perfect Preparation

Every experience God gives us, every person he puts in our lives, is the perfect preparation for the future only He can see. ~Corrie Ten Boom As a writer, I have the ability to create the future of the characters I write into my plot. As people, we play a part in a big story…

Whatever the Cost

“Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego answered and said to the king, ‘O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. But if not, let it be known to you,…

Conquering Insecurities

“But Christ as a son over His own house, whose house we are if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end.” -Hebrews 3:6 Insecurity is something everyone struggles with. It has a way of slowly creeping into life and whispering lies to your mind. It tells you that…

Choose the Good Part

“And Jesus answered and said to her, ‘Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.’” -Luke 10:41-42 Jesus was over for a meal, and Martha was working hard in the kitchen to get things ready– I can…