Promised Land Or Promised God?

Do you know the phrase “Promised Land” is nowhere in Scripture? I understand where it comes from but that phrase itself isn’t Biblical.  Yes, I do believe the land of Israel still belongs to the Jewish people. But the promise God gave to Israel so long ago was not as...

Overflowing the Heart

Sometimes I am overwhelmed at the love I feel for my own children. Sometimes it just hurts I love them so much. I can remember after my first child was born, I would look at my daughter and I couldn’t picture loving anyone else like I loved her. Every part of her was...

Little Failures and A Merciful God

One Friday night last fall my poor husband walked through the door and I lost it at him. I told him I was done and I wanted to leave now. No, not forever, I just needed a break. In my defense, I had just spent the day with 5 kids, trying to homeschool 3 of them, while...

Suffering Violence and A Sheep Pen

From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been subjected to violence, and violent people have been raiding it.Matthew 11:12 (NIV) From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take...