His Encouragement: Rejoice and be glad

Reading Time: 3 minutes I sometimes wonder if God looks at us like I sometimes look at our toddlers: I love them so much but often shake my head at the things they do.

Yesterday and last night I was reminded that, while sometimes exhausting, these moments are fleeting. So I will strive to cherish everyone one… even the “bad” days.

Pumpkin at four days old. Read our birth story.

New Beginnings: Our Birth Story, Baby #3

Reading Time: 4 minutes Our third son, whom we are calling Pumpkin here on the blog, was born a little over a month ago on June 10, 2019 at 11:46pm. He was 6 lbs 15 oz and 19 1/4 inches long with a shocking amount of reddish hair. Our largest baby yet! For those interested, this is our birth

His Encouragement: Knowing God

Reading Time: 3 minutes Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. 8Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:7-8, ESV Christianity can seem a bit complicated with the wide range of beliefs held by professed Christians, the diverse teachings and

A personal testimony of loss, grief, and healing through an unexpected mission trip to the Philippines.

Testimony: He will rejoice over you with singing

Reading Time: 6 minutes Guest Thomas Fisher writes: My dear sweet wife and best friend passed. When she took her last breath, she was in complete peace and just fell asleep in the arms of Jesus! What was I to do?

I knew I was broken and not worthy, but I prayed: “Lord use me and send me where you need me and I will go.”

The weeks passed. I had no idea that the Lord had something amazing in store for me… He had reserved me a place as part of a mission trip to the Philippines.