I LOVE being a mom. I really enjoy my kids. But, my kids make mistakes. LOTS of them. In fact, my day often consists of addressing three different children’s varied mistakes, prioritizing first the most dangerous and life-threatening ones (anything to do with electrical sockets, vehicles, and sharp objects go on this list) followed at […]
Remember when you were a child and thought your school teacher lived at school? You assumed that teaching was all she did; and she didn’t have a family, home, or hobbies. Then there was that one time you bumped into her at the grocery store and were flabbergasted that she existed outside the school! *GASP* […]
By Katelyn Milligan Have you ever noticed that when a natural disaster strikes a previously individualistic community, people in the community come together to help those suffering and in need? Even people outside that community travel long distances to extend a helping hand. In times like that, people seem to understand the importance of community. […]
Do you ever walk into a room and try to avoid a mirror like the plague? Welcome to my Tuesday morning. I arrived at work, started the morning coffee (which is most necessary, of course), and then went to the ladies room. Since I had been in there before, I knew there were mirrors, and […]
Finally I saw him. The surgeon’s face looked tired and concerned as he sat next to me and waved to the kids. Over the years, he has become to me a sort of angel of life and death whose presence fills me with either hope or dread. His face told me this was one of […]
This summer, while packing for vacation, I became tickled about how much my life has changed over the years. It wasn’t just my belongings I was packing into my suitcase, but my kiddos’ as well. I laughed out loud picturing a younger version of myself sitting on this bag forcing it to zip as it […]
If any of you have an older sibling, you may know well the concept of imputation. It’s a new school year, and you sit at your desk in your new classroom, eager to make a good impression on your new teacher. Yet, when she encounters your last name on the roll sheet, the teacher pauses, […]
Many of us would shake our fists at a judge and shout for justice if he pardoned a guilty criminal and declared her innocent. We would demand that justice be done. And in our case, justice has been done.
God doesn’t rip out the blood-pumping organ in our chest, but gives us new desires. He changes our will. He gives us a new nature. This is what it means to be spiritually alive.
We can hold fast to the promise in Romans 8:1, that, “there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”