The Bible uses countless pictures, stories, and illustrations to help us understand the fullness of who God is – partially because none of them, in and of themselves, can fully capture His character, what He’s like, and how He operates. So as a quick review, a few of the ways the Bible describes God are: as fire, cloud, shepherd, king, father, husband, light, water, bread, a warrior, a lamb, a lion, and yes – as a woman and a mother.
7 Healthy Habits of Marriage
If you’re dreaming of a healthy marriage, start with healthy habits. Here are seven to consider establishing for a stronger relationship.
16 Unhealthy Habits in Marriage (for FamilyLife.com)
Why are unhealthy habits so much easier to form than healthy ones? Here are 16 to watch out for in your marriage.
Death and Resurrection
A little over a year ago, at the start of Lent, I was in Thailand. Surrounded by the beauty and glory of Creation, my soul usually feels most alive, and yet, all I could see -- all I could feel -- was death. Months earlier, my dear friend lost her child very late term. Weeks …
Remembering I’m Rich
“It is more blessed to give than to receive.” After praying that God would make these words true for me as a wife, mother, friend - person - I’ve been wondering what holds me back from this. Why don’t I behave on a daily basis like this is true? I long to be generous. With …
On Being Home
I recently experienced a revival of sorts in my mothering. And my life - especially my life (and my mothering) overseas. Don't get me wrong: mothering is the hardest thing I've ever done (as much as it's also the most awesome thing I've ever done) and most days involve some kind of hard-earned learning -- …