The Fullness of Grace – Lessons from the Book of Ruth

How are your circumstances affecting your relationship with the Lord? On Ruth chapter 1, we saw Naomi, was bitter with the Lord because of the trials she was experiencing in her life. We see a woman that had completely given up, and returned to her homeland in shame. Before God changes our circumstances, He wants to change our hearts. [1] Are you a Ruth or a Naomi? Like Naomi, Ruth knew that whether they were in Bethlehem or in Moab,…

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A Faith That Won’t Quit – Lessons From the Book of Ruth

This year has brought on some very drastic changes in my family life, which in turn have lead me to look at life from a completely different perspective, and have shown me that I really haven’t got a clue. Do you ever look back and realize that you’re not really as clever as you thought? These last few month’s circumstances remind me so much of Elimelech and his wife Naomi. I invite…

Hannah and The Fulfillment of Fervent Prayer

Up until the 6th grade, I attended private Catholic school, and had memorized countless hymns, recitations and was very familiar with every prayer and ritual. The thing I wasn’t familiar with however, was the Bible. In august of 1989, my mom, my sisters and I moved from Bolivia to Southern California. The following summer, I gave my life to Christ, and attended my first church camp. It was there, where…

The Epiphany, and Why You Need to Observe It

The Epiphany, and Why You Need to Observe It

One of my earliest memories of observing The Epiphany as a child, was waking up very early on January 6th to a small gift on my window. Typically a pair of house shoes, special socks, or a new coat. The gifts were always very modest, and never wrapped. Though her budget was tight, and she was a single parent, my mom always made sure ‘a little something’ was waiting for…

Christmas, A Child, and Some Good News

Christmas, A Child, and Some Good News

I’ve been teaching Sunday school for 10 years, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned from the 4 year olds I get to minister on a weekly basis, is that they remember every word they hear. They also repeat every word they learn, be it good or bad. Our focus at Christmas, is on the birth of Christ, as it should be, however while focusing on His birth, we often…

Indescribable: Science, Your Kids, and The Bible

Science has not always been my thing. I learned what was required in school, but was never interested in more, until I recommitted my life to the Lord. Suddenly science became AWESOME. Suddenly I’m obsessed. Genesis 1 gives a detailed account of how all things came to be. We’re given an explanation for the sun, moon stars, animals, people, plants. Everything. And the closer we look at any of those, the…

Why The She Reads Truth Bible, Is The Perfect Study Bible

Why The She Reads Truth Bible, Is The Perfect Study Bible

[I was given this Bible to review for B&H Publishing by FrontGate Media. All opinions are my own, you can see my full disclosure here.] When a close friend of mine first became a believer and received her very first Bible she treated it with such reverence, that it gave the impression it would burst into flames if anyone even laid eyes on it. She carried it in a box,…

All Saints Movie – Faith, Community, Relationships

(Disclosure: As a Featured Contributor of Sony’s ALL SAINTS Influencer Program, I received the value of two movie tickets in exchange for an honest review on my blog.) Have you heard of Michael Spurlock and the Karen people? It’s a remarkable story, I was not familiar with until just a few weeks ago, when I came across a news headline on Facebook. You can read that article here. This story…

Homeschooling From A Biblical Worldview

Homeschooling From A Biblical Worldview

I often get asked why we chose homeschooling from a biblical worldview, and though the reasons were many, one of them always stands out. Whatever You Do A few years ago; when all six of our kids attended public school; one of my girls had an exceptional love for God, and a desire to make Him known. Her teacher had declared the first 20 minutes back from recess as quiet…