Restoring the Lost Petal

Should Christians Carve Pumpkins?

Halloween is not a favorite holiday in our home. In fact, it’s one we pass by without a second thought. I do enjoy decorating for the season as Autumn is my favorite. As I sit here sipping hot apple cider and watching football the colors of fall are just outside my window under a blanket of […]

Can You Minister To Others Without Words?

In 1999, I was living in a basement apartment with my boyfriend hating life. Our furniture had to sit on blocks because every time we had more than an inch of rain the floor got wet.  I worked full time supporting myself, a mounting pile of credit card bills and a boyfriend who didn’t work […]

4 Things You Can Learn From My Week Without Email

Last week our email was down for eight days and this website was unreachable for six. I was not a happy camper. I fully admit it, I rely on email and I enjoy writing. I don’t like when something I need and rely on isn’t available to me. By Saturday, I began to reflect on […]

Working Moms and Prostitutes – Are They One and The Same?

To compare working outside the home to prostitution is demeaning and insulting. It diminishes the heinous crime of sex trafficking, the trap of prostitution and puts shame on the mom who, by choice or circumstance must work outside the home. Rarely do I interact with the blogger who wrote the post comparing her work experience […]

Why Biblical Sexual Behavior Should Matter To You And A Giveaway!

This is a call to the women of the church. Living the Christian life is not all about your walk and your victories. If we are really being the church, we will rise up and help those around us who are struggling. We will be the confidant and friend with whom a struggling and searching […]

Stop Waiting For the Future, Now Should Be Your Best Days

I was given a copy of Glory Days from Family Christian for this review. All opinions are my own. Your salvation was a moment of great significance. The day you were grafted into the Kingdom of God was not an end but a beginning. That moment was not the icing on the cake but the foundation […]

What is Right and Wrong Sexual Behavior?

If I were to ask 100 people what is right or proper sexual behavior I’d likely get 100 different answers. The same would be true if I asked those same 100 people what is “wrong” sexual behavior. Right and wrong are subjective words. They reflect cultural bias, personal experience, and human reasoning. Look at any […]

Give Me Jesus

Hanging up clothes in the walk-in closet, I began singing a song I have not heard in quite some time. “You can have all this world, just give me Jesus” Looking around at the things we’ve accumulated over the three years, I see more stuff than we need. Nothing lavish, most of my wardrobe is […]

Are You Prepared to Handle the Changes Coming to America?

They say we are no longer a Christian nation. When I look at that actions many citizens, the Administration and the other branches of the government, I can see why. Even Christians can’t seem to figure out how to live out, articulate or act in a way that reflects Jesus Christ. We sling just as […]

Recognizing and Conquering Your Emotional Eating

Eating is a part of life.  Regardless of your food philosophy, your body gets its nutrients from food.  Sometimes we can go overboard with our eating habits and it can result in gaining weight.  But over eating during the holidays or on summer vacation isn’t a serious issue. Emotional eating on the other hand, is […]

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