The Collection - By Author

Relationships

Dealing with Conflict in a Healthy Way

by Elsje ZornesHeather Cofer

Conflict is a natural and normal growing pain of any maturing relationship. When two people— often two very different people—live together as husband and wife, differences and opposing opinions are bound to poke their heads out at some point. Conflict is not a problem, nor is it a sin. The way we settle it, however, can quickly become both if we allow the flesh to be in charge.


Relationships

Rejecting Love Gracefully

by Elsje Zornes

Alright ladies, this is something we’ve all faced – to varying degrees – at some point in our lives, and many of us have banged our heads against the wall trying to figure out just how this should be done. Rejecting love is never easy, nor romantic.


True Beauty

Creativity's Creative Deception
God's Glory vs. Self's Glory in the Arts

by Elsje Zornes

Growing up with a mom who has more creativity in the tip of her little finger than most people have in their whole body, meant an early and constant exposure to all things “artsy.” Oil pastels, watercolor, decoupage, silk painting, chalk drawings, pencil sketches, furniture refinishing, batik...you name it, she’s done it.


Lifestyle

Obedience
The Way to Deeper Intimacy with the Savior

by Elsje Zornes

“If only God would bring a romantic relationship into my life, then I wouldn’t be lonely and purity wouldn’t be such a strain.” “If only I had a decent amount of encouragement, then taking a stand for truth would come easily.” “If only I was a morning person, then getting up early for prayer would be as effortless as finding a grain of sand on the beach.&r


The Gospel

The Weight of Our Words

by Elsje Zornes

One of my favorite things as a little girl was the bedtime story we heard every night right before we drifted off into blissful slumber.