Tag: Pride

Is it Okay, if I Love My Red Pen?

I used to envy teachers. Not only did they get to write on a chalkboard or markerboard, but they got to correct papers (how naive was I?!?)! I’d see corrections in red on a paper or test and think they were beautiful…as long as… Continue Reading “Is it Okay, if I Love My Red Pen?”

God is Love, but Does He Hate?

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love, does not know God, because God is love.“ 1 John 4:7-8 ESV Have you ever been in a conversation with someone,… Continue Reading “God is Love, but Does He Hate?”

Self-Promotion: Turning the Tide

A verbal jab was thrown and knocked another square in the jaw. The one who threw it wanted to get a laugh from those around you all and certainly achieved it…at the other person’s expense! Then, you looked at the one on the receiving… Continue Reading “Self-Promotion: Turning the Tide”

Blessings: You Get and You Give

He had just left for a two-week long missions trip to another continent. The weeks leading up to my husband’s departure were excruciating, internally. There was SO much spiritual warfare going on; I could feel it, like a thick, heavy fog settling in. I… Continue Reading “Blessings: You Get and You Give”

Wow!  He’s Grown!

The soft whine entered my ears, waking me from a restful sleep.  I heard our puppy, letting me know he needed to go out.  I looked down at him, and it almost knocked me back!  It was positively visible how much taller he had… Continue Reading “Wow!  He’s Grown!”

What or Whom Do We Fear?

“If you do well, will you not be accepted?…” Genesis 4:7a NKJV Have you ever looked at what you’ve done and felt like you didn’t measure up?  Truth is, we all have, ’cause truth is, we all don’t measure up…to God’s standards.  Thank the… Continue Reading “What or Whom Do We Fear?”

How Do We Respond to Good News?

I couldn’t hold it in. I was overflowing inside from celebration, pride, excitement, praise…every positive emotion you can imagine! I felt like my heart was going to explode; so, I shared our good news with a group of believers: our daughter had accepted Jesus… Continue Reading “How Do We Respond to Good News?”