People You Can’t Stand

People you can't stand. The mutual friends that annoy you, the coworkers that are mean, the guy on the bus that gives you attitude because you sat next to him, and the people that shove you around in the crowded subways. Sometimes they are irritating blips on your life screen; other times you get caught up …

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A Beautiful Soul

To be a reflection of Jesus' love is to reflect true beauty and that's what shines through to others. They notice it, they feel it, they want to know where it comes from. I love the verse she closes off with.

God’s One-of-a-Kind Love

"Is there a such thing as good and bad people?" Silence. Awkward silence. I couldn't tell if my class was stumped or disinterested by the question. I tried to do the whole uncomfortable silence thing in hopes that one of them would respond but that didn't last very long (Did I mention, I love to …

Submissive wife? No way!

This morning as a I checked my email (which I do incessantly), I saw the familiar Single Roots newsletter in my inbox and was thrilled by the subject line - Allowing Myself to Dream. However, when I opened up the link and began reading, I was disappointed. It's not that I disagreed with anything that Shahan …

“Your Content Reads More Than Your Cover!”

Word For Life Says . . .

“The LORD is with you mighty man of valor!” Judge 6:12, NKJV

We’ve all heard the phrase “Don’t judge a book by its cover.”  It simply tells us that what we see on the outside doesn’t always accurately represent what’s on the inside.  Books usually contain a lot of content within their pages and when one looks at the cover it is supposed to give an idea of that content.  Sometimes covers can disappoint you.  What they show can appear to be an exciting and promising read but when you get into the story it’s simply not so.  And vice versa.  Covers can inaccurately represent some great stuff on the inside while the outside seems to be dull and dreary.

Down through the years this phrase has been applied to people, and rightly so.  As we treat book covers and their content is often how we view other people.  We…

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Answered Prayer: A Surprising Journey to Fitness

I know what it's like to look in the mirror and feel disgusted at the excess weight staring right back at you. I know what it's like to feel so frustrated and hopeless in the face of your own inability to get active and get healthy. That's why I wanted to share this journey with …