I am SO ecstatic to introduce my precious sister and my BFF, Juli Oommen Mathew, to share with us what's on her heart this month. More than loving each other and sharing our very lives together, I can genuinely say that we 'like' each other a whole LOT as well -- that is, when we … Continue reading What’s Love got to do with it?
God is sovereign. He is in ultimate control of reality. God is in complete control of our lives. He is in absolute control of history, the present, and the future. There is nothing that you and I will face in this life which is outside of his knowledge and sovereign will.Jesus is kinder than anyone … Continue reading Lessons I’ve learned in the past 10 years
One of my favorite Christmas traditions in our home is watching Charles Schulz' A Charlie Brown Christmas. Charlie Brown, the beloved Peanuts character, appears in our newspapers every week and especially on TV with the rest of the Peanuts gang during the holidays. The Peanuts comic strip is the most famous and influential comic strip of all … Continue reading A Charlie Brown Christmas
It's the most wonderful time of the year. I say that about this time every single year. From Thanksgiving weekend until Christmas Day is my most favorite time of the year. It's that time when even strangers are nice to each other on the streets. Children are brimming with excitement about holidays from school and … Continue reading Celebrating Christmas for 4 Weeks
This is the time when the house overflows with the sounds of children enjoying the Macy's thanksgiving parade and family and friends cooking together in the kitchen and the smells of savory sage and rosemary and sweet apple and cinnamon invite us to the table. This is the time when we put more on the table and … Continue reading Remembering to Give Thanks…
We are in the middle of a week where the Church calendar points Christians to the Lenten Season. For those who are not familiar with following Lent, it is a 40 day period—excluding Sundays—from Ash Wednesday to Maundy Thursday, which signifies the night of the Last Supper. "Experts have said that it takes roughly 21 days … Continue reading The Case for Following Lent
It's the most wonderful time of the year. I consider the period from Thanksgiving until Christmas to be the most magical time of the year. If your home is like mine, you are putting up your Christmas tree with Christmas music playing in the background, baking cookies with the kids, and planning to make Christmas … Continue reading The Importance of Advent
A few weeks ago, I was particularly attracted to a verse that was chosen as 'verse of the day' on the Bible Gateway app, which I have made a habit of visiting most mornings. The verse that was chosen was a rather familiar one. One that we may have encountered numerous times before. But in … Continue reading You are not your own
While going through one of the darkest times in my life, my heart was drawn to one of Matt Redman's most popular songs, 10,000 reasons. In spite of unspeakable pain, I knew that God had never left me nor forsaken me. As I was worshipping God through this song, I was overwhelmed by God's goodness … Continue reading 10,000 Reasons and Counting….