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The Purpose Filled Wedding

Recently, I went to a fabulous wedding, truly one of the best ones ever. Like all Christ-centered weddings, it was filled with praise and worship, scripture, and the deep symbolism that facilitates the embedding of Truth into our hearts. I cried. I always do. It was beautiful and joyous, and a reminder of the love… Read more »

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Earth Day is Over- What Now?

#PrayForCalifornia “If human beings are the ‘priesthood of creation,’ then we have a duty to pray for the whole earth, not just our fellow human beings.   `- The Rt Revd Martin Wharton, Bishop of Newcastle April 22nd. It came and went just like any other day. Did you remember that April 22nd has special… Read more »

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Honeybees: Miracle Makers

A few years back I learned that honey was just as effective as cough syrup. Its antibacterial properties might even help cure some bacteria-induced ailments. Personally, I thought this was one of the best things that I had ever heard. I could take a spoonful of honey instead of nasty tasting medicine. My kids? Oh,… Read more »

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Mommas Care for Many Needs, But Who Cares for the Mommas?

My friend, Sue exemplifies the godly advice to “love the people in front of you.” Every week, she hosts a playgroup for over seven mommas and their toddlers. Sue meets an often unspoken but critical need for moms of littles: fellowship and rest. Fellowship: Women need fellowship. Talking actually makes us happier. But for many moms in the babies… Read more »

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Sustainable Agriculture: A photo journal

When I was in South Africa through Youth With a Mission (YWAM), my team and I went to one township where the people had basically nothing.   They lived in shacks and had garbage and glass all over the area. They had no birth certificates or any documents so they couldn’t get a job; the… Read more »

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The Farm

Better than any argument is to rise at dawn and pick dew-wet red berries in a cup. –Wendell Berry, from “A Standing Ground” The sun woke me each morning of the summer whether I liked it or not, streaming through the burlap curtains of the barn’s bunkroom.  Careful to dodge the mice dainties that the… Read more »

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God’s Provision Through Essential Oils

God created plants and the essential oils within them. “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth…Then God said, “Let the earth put forth vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it.’ And it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation:… Read more »

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ChoiceOne: Pregnancy + Sexual Health Resource Centers

  There are three things You Need To Know About 
Unplanned Pregnancies: 
 Unplanned pregnancies are never unplanned Unplanned pregnancies are 
NOT about sex!  Courageous young woman who choose life are often held captive to a life of poverty! 
Unplanned Pregnancy is NOT a political issue; it is spiritual, and how Christians respond to the… Read more »