One Daughter’s Yellowbrick Journey Back Home

Do you remember what Glinda the Good said to Dorothy at the end of Wizard of Oz? Dorothy was begging Glinda to help her get back home and Glinda’s reply was, “You don’t need to be helped any longer. You’ve always had the power to get back to Kansas.” At this point, Scarecrow chimes in…

What is the P-R-I-C-E? 5 Questions To Help You Make Wise Financial Decisions

I’m not quite sure when I fell in love with my husband. It took forever, yet happened in the blink of an eye. Or something like that. We had been good friends for about a year before I allowed myself to consider the possibility of there being something more between us. But once we started to…

How to Pray the UNcomplicated Way

Why do humans complicate things so? Take babies, for example. They truly are the simplest of creatures. Eat. Sleep. Poop. REPEAT. That’s all they do! Yet I’ll never forget all the “must-have” gadgets cluttering my exceedingly small nursery when my first child arrived. Boppies, Diaper Pails, Bouncers, 1,286 Onesies, Baby Shoes (why?), a Bumbo Seat……

Beauty for Ashes: How God Redeemed My Mother-Daughter Story

I press the button to end our call and brace myself for the tsunami of emotions that rush over me after a tense conversation with my mom. Disappointment. Sadness. Regret. Hopelessness. I had prepared the words beforehand; rehearsed them over and over in my mind. But I must have said something wrong. Her parting words were still…

Biblical Encouragement for the Anxious Christian Woman | By Melody Quinn

  It’s not the memories of what I have done that plague me. It’s the memories of what I haven’t done. The conversations I haven’t had. The people I haven’t helped. The dreams I haven’t pursued. I didn’t know J.J. well, but I could tell that he was suffering. The slope of his shoulders. The…

7 Beautiful Examples of God’s Grace in the Old Testament

For many years, I mistakenly believed grace is a New Testament—or New Covenant—concept.  In my mind, it was almost as if Jesus’ death and resurrection unleashed God’s grace on mankind for the very first time. How very wrong I was! The concept of grace—unmerited favor—is woven throughout the entirety of Scripture. I’m not sure how…