She Has Done What She Could

“Leave her alone,” said Jesus. “Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me…She has done what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial. Truly I tell you, wherever the gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.” Mark 14:6, 8-9 Most often, the story of Mary anointing Jesus with perfume is told in the perspective of the disciples, {Read More}

Rise Up

As a young girl, I remember standing next to my mom in worship services at our church, listening to her sing. I hated singing, because I felt like I could never reach the notes of the melody and didn’t like the sound of my own voice. With my limited range, I would strain to hear my mom’s harmonies and try to follow along with her. As I grew up and learned to play piano, I began to discover how to {Read More}

My Story

My husband recently shared his story on his new blog, in which he shared some exciting news regarding his work and ministry! I encourage you to go read it, but I also wanted to share the same story from my vantage point. From a young age, Jesus captivated my heart with His love and I found myself identifying with Mary of Bethany, who simply desired to sit at the feet of Jesus, gaze at His face and listen to Him {Read More}

Priests in Training: Worship & Prayer

I think it’s pretty safe to say that prayer and worship are two of the most important spiritual skills that we can teach our children. I am by no means an expert on the subject and have had my fair share of bedtime fights over trying to get my kids to pray with me. But, this is exactly why I get excited about any little tools that can help me get my kids engaged in prayer and worship. I know {Read More}

The Essential Jesus – 1 Peter 2:4-10

You can read about the origins of this blog series on The Essential Jesus here and catch up on previous posts here. It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts – life is busy with three little kiddos – but I hope to start writing more again! 1 Peter 2:4-10 I am the Living Stone, the Chief Cornerstone upon which my Church is built. I am a sure, steadfast, immovable foundation for you to build your life {Read More}

Priests in Training

Photo Credit: Kristen Nicole As a mother, one of my primary purposes is to teach my children about Jesus and to “make ready a people prepared for the Lord” (Luke 1:17). I feel strongly that it is my calling to lead my children into the revelation of who Jesus is, how He feels about them, how He taught us to live, and to prepare them as best as I know how for His return to the earth. I also happen {Read More}

Naming Baby #3

I am just over 28 weeks in my pregnancy with our third child and at my 20 week ultrasound, I greatly anticipated the possibility of finding out our baby’s gender, as we had with our first two children. However, I was sent to a different hospital this time where they have a different policy about this and they would not tell me the gender at the appointment, though they would put it in the report that they sent to my {Read More}

Freedom

Mark 5:1-20 Imagine putting yourself in the place of this demon-possessed man. You’re an outcast of society who is feared and hated. You are so tormented by the voices of demons that you are suicidal and the only way to find any measure of relief from their sadistic oppression is to mutilate your body and try to mask the mental, emotional and spiritual pain with physical pain. You are so overcome with sorrow and rage and every manner of wicked {Read More}

2011

There have been an abundance of New Years posts lately, many detailing their resolutions or outlooks on the upcoming year, so I suppose I will join in as well.    While I wouldn’t say I’ve made any resolutions, I have several new projects or goals that I am wanting to implement this year that I am really excited about! Prayer & Giving Joe and I enjoy giving to various causes that we are passionate about, but we realized that we {Read More}

The Only One Worthy of Worship

“All your pomp has been brought down to the grave, along with the noise of your harps… You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’” Isaiah 14:11, 13-14 “…You were the model of perfection, {Read More}