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Diligent Dreams

Posted on August 14, 2013 in

by Bill Farrel This week has been an interesting reminder of the need for diligence in our God-given pursuits. Everyone I encountered along the way has a dream for their future that has captured their hearts. One man is highly ded…

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Wedding Plans and Prayers

Posted on August 12, 2013 in

by Grace Fox My 26-year-old daughter will marry her sweetheart on August 17th after a mere five-week engagement. Ultimately we’re praying for God to be glorified in the wedding and marriage. But we’re also praying for His invo…

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A Note to Dads: Uncover and Discover Their Gifts

Posted on August 11, 2013 in

by Jay Payleitner For the first 12 to 14 years of life, I believe you should regularly tell each of your kids, “Son…daughter…you can do anything you set your mind to.” That kind of statement helps them see the unlimited na…

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Scarred But Standing

Posted on August 9, 2013 in

by Davalynn Spencer “I didn’t see that one coming.” “How could God let this happen?” “What now?” Been there? I dare say, most have. We lose our job, our home, our love, our way. We struggle to get back up, dig out th…

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Kindness is a Calling

Posted on August 8, 2013 in

by Mandy Hale The Bible says, “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me” (Matthew 25:40). I interpret that to mean that God is paying close attention to how you treat those pe…

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The Power of Prayer

Posted on August 6, 2013 in

by Liz Tolsma The power of prayer. We’ve all heard that line. How much do we believe it? Do we trust the Lord to answer our prayers, or do we just cross our fingers and shoot off a quick one in the hopes that maybe, just maybe, …

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Single After Thirty—Who Cares?

Posted on August 5, 2013 in

by Mandy Hale I recently paused on one of my favorite morning shows just long enough to see a promo for an upcoming story called “The Sooner the Better.” The tagline was “New studies show that 90 percent of women’s eggs ar…

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A Note to Dads: Speak Courageously

Posted on August 4, 2013 in

by Jay Payleitner Can you say this: “(Your daughter’s name), those shorts are too short. I can’t let you go to school like that”? A good friend of mine said those exact words to his 13 -year-old daughter as she was headed …

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