Godliness with contentment is great gain.1 Timothy 6:6Sitting in a waiting room not long ago, my eyes were immediately drawn to the trendy home renovation show playing on the lobby’s television. Normally I don’t have much attraction to modern TV shows, but decorating and home design episodes can quickly capture my interest.
by Mandy SaelerHeather CoferLeslie Ludythe setapartgirl TeamJess WhiteJasmin Howell
An Introduction from Leslie LudyOne of the most convicting statements I’ve ever read is “A pure heart is one to which all that is not of God is strange and jarring” (John Tauler, as quoted in God’s Missionary, by Amy Carmichael). As Christians who are set apart for Jesus Christ, the ungodly sights and sounds of our culture should never feel “comfortable” to us.
A Diary Made PublicKate's StoryKate sipped her latte and glanced around the cozy coffee shop trying to gather her thoughts. Suddenly, she smiled. She’d just thought of the perfect title for her newest blog post.
The movie theater lights grew dim as a quiet expectancy fell over the audience. I relaxed in my plush stadium seat and eagerly awaited the opening credits to come onto the screen. It had been a long, emotionally exhausting week, and I was ready to be distracted from my worries...
Betsie ten Boom always had a special gift for creating beauty. Her family did not have much money, but somehow through the years Betsie always managed to add a sparkle of loveliness and warmth to each room in their house.
An Intro from LeslieA girl I knew was struggling with nightmares and fearful, irrational thoughts on a nearly-constant basis. One afternoon as we met together for prayer, she casually mentioned that she’d just come from a movie. When she told me which one she’d seen, I was taken aback.
It’s been many years since I’ve battled with any kind of ongoing anxiety or depression. As I’ve written about in the magazine and in my books, God in His mercy set me free from those pitfalls as I aligned my life with the Truth of His kingdom.
Yesterday morning, four-year-old Avonlea Rose came into the bedroom and expectantly asked me, “What’s exciting about today?” Presumably she was hoping for an announcement of a fun activity such as a trip to the zoo, the ice cream shop, or the toy store. But unfortunatel
This time of year, when creepy Halloween decorations seem to be everywhere, it can be a frustrating experience taking my young children to the doctor’s office, grocery store, or mall. Even though Halloween comes around every year, I never cease to be amazed and appalled by the &ldq
Tozer wrote, “The man [or woman] who would know God must spend time with Him.” What a simple and profound truth - but one that is all too easy to forget amid the busyness of our daily lives!Most of us desire to know God more than we do.