Made in the Image of a Generous God

Over the years, Mitch and I have been touched by the generosity of others. When we were first beginning in ministry, an older ministry couple compassionately took us under their wing and generously gave time to mentor us. Transitioning to Arizona took faith, but the generosity of those that opened their home for us (until we found an apartment) and provided us with grocery cards and meals touched our hearts. Even when Mitch faced major dental work that would drain our savings, an amazing couple from church blessed us by paying for the majority of it (without us even asking). … Read more…

Connecting Your Children to God: An Empty Pitcher Will Not Hydrate

Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them. – Deuteronomy 4:9 This verse always convicts me. Though I do not yet have children, this verse reminds me that if I do not keep my faith “active” through sharing with others what God has done in my life, then those things will fade from my heart. Satan actively attempts to lull us into a passive faith. I … Read more…

Permission to Live with Purpose

It hit me when my husband said, “I don’t know what it is like to have a wife who loves her job.” Pretty straightforward . . . and spot on. It wasn’t that I had terrible jobs. Outside of the heavy lifting and pushing, I love working at the library. To this day, I am thankful for all the opportunities that came my way. They helped us stay afloat financially and they taught me a lot. Even if the only thing I learned was, I do not want to do this for the rest of my life.  What it comes down to … Read more…