Putting Others First

Putting Others First

My 6-year-old son recently attended a classmate’s birthday party at a splash pad. I was pleasantly surprised that he wanted to go as he isn’t a big fan of water, especially when it gets in his face. I was amused when he showed me what he wrote in his friend’s birthday card, “I don’t really […]

A Reflection on Psalm 124

A Reflection on Psalm 124

Recently, two of my kids were sick with a horrific virus that lasted for six weeks. It was one of the lowest points In all my seventeen years of mothering experience. I felt desperate to help them, and yet I couldn’t. In my desperation, I cried out to God hourly, as I watched my babies […]

Risking Life With Your Best Friend

Risking Life With Your Best Friend

Aquila and Priscilla show us a fascinating example of serving well together in Scripture.  Join Denna Busenitz (Sandhills of NE) and Madelyn Fox (Allakaket, AK) for this devotional series. About 18 years pass between Aquila and Priscilla’s first and last mention in the Bible. We see 8 life actions used to describe their faithful ministry. […]

Build Each Other Up

Build Each Other Up

Pastors’ wives are nothing special. I mean, they are special, but they are also just like you and me and all the ladies in the church. They struggle, they conquer, they laugh, they cry, they survive. And what are women in the church called to do? Build each other up. Encourage each other. (I Thessalonians […]

A Call to Victory

A Call to Victory

1 Corinthians 15:54-58 English Standard Version (ESV) When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and […]

Hospitality in the Home

Hospitality in the Home

One of my favorite pastimes is visiting and laughing with friends over food. Once the whirlwind of cleaning, coordinating, preparing, and cooking subsides I notice the satisfaction I have from hosting people. I like to hear stories about their lives. Sometimes deep conversations arise when we talk about God and our Christian walks. Other times […]