Waiting on God

Wait for the Lord “Wait for the Lord; be strong and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” -Psalm 27:14 ” border=”0″ /> For months I’ve had just the title of this post in my drafts but a blank canvas so to speak. I wanted what I write to be God breathed because in fact we have been waiting on God. We are all waiting on God at different times in our lives. For you, it could be that baby you have been longing to […]

A Heart For Adoption

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Written by Beth Corcoran, Contributing Writer Adoption is a topic that is very near and dear to my heart.  And for some time now, I’ve been itching to share my story and my unique family with you.  Today I get the chance! I have been blessed to be part of an amazing and unique body of Believers that is passionate about adoption.  There are many, many adoptive and foster families at our church that have been a great encouragement through our journey of adoption. But I […]

Frugality as a Means of Giving (and Meet Keeper of the Home’s New Sponsor Child!)

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Why do you practice frugality? It’s such a hot topic these days, how to save money and do more with less. We read about it, talk to our friends about it, put great amounts of effort into living it. What’s less common, though, is to examine exactly why we do it. Perhaps it’s because money is tight, especially as a single-income family in a dual-income world, and we want to make staying at home with our children a priority. Or maybe it’s because of the […]

Finding Joy in the Early Morning

When morning gilds the skies my heart awaking cries: May Jesus Christ be praised! Alike at work and prayer, to Jesus I repair: May Jesus Christ be praised! When you begin the day, O never fail to say, May Jesus Christ be praised! And at your work rejoice, to sing with heart and voice, May Jesus Christ be praised! I have blessedly fond memories of waking up in the early morning to find my mother huddled in her robe, praying at the kitchen table – […]

Finding Fulfillment in Being a Mother Only

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Written by Sherrie Cook, Contributing Writer For many years I’ve disliked filling out paperwork at a doctor’s office or school that asks for my employment status.  I struggle with knowing the right adjective or title to describe all I do in a day. Usually, I simply put “homemaker”.  That never seems fair to anyone.  Does that mean that the mother who works is not a homemaker, too?  No.  Does that mean that all I do all day is manage my home?  Of course not.  So […]

The Terrible Thirst of Depression

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Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer An Unquenchable Thirst Several weeks ago, in a conversation over lunch, a younger woman (mid-thirties) confided to me how severely depressed she has been in past months. I empathized with her, “I know what that feels like. I was depressed, until recently, for about four years.” This woman – I’ll call her Liz – responded, “YOU!? I never would have guessed it!” She and many others never knew because I had covered it up. You know, Christians are not […]

What It Means to Be Well

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Written by Shannon, Contributing Writer All year long we are inundated with advertisements, marketing campaigns, and articles that try to teach us how to be healthier. At the New Year this wellness parade reaches a fevered pitch with resolutions being made and everyone trying to undo the overindulgence of the past month. And then there is that word “wellness” used by all sorts of alternative and mainstream medicine camps. Some of these camps define wellness as the absence of disease. Others claim it is some […]

Family Update

Thank you all for your kind words and your prayers! I put out a tweet on Thursday saying that my husband had been released from the hospital Wednesday evening, but there simply hasn’t been time for a blog post until now and I’m sure many of you have been waiting for an update. Ryan is doing much better, though the health issue remains and no diagnosis was made or treatment given. We are pursuing his health further through alternative methods only, since conventional medicine does […]