Praying the Scriptures For Your Children

Praying the Scriptures for Your Children Erin Davis | Twitter: @ErinGraffiti When I was only twelve weeks along with my first-born son, the doctor called us with some devastating news. The baby’s tiny bladder was blocked, meaning he couldn’t process amniotic fluid and wasn’t expected to survive the pregnancy. My husband and I immediately decided that I would carry the baby to …

First Fruits of Each Day

By Sharon Gamble Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where He prayed.  Mark 1:35 Once upon a time, a long time ago, I struggled mightily with having a consistent daily quiet time. Kathryn was 15 months old and Mary was a newborn and …

A Fresh Look at the Story of Jesus

By Gayle Hadden As our children grew up, every Christmas eve we would read the Christmas story aloud, usually acting out the various parts of the story to “bring it to life” for our children. Actually, because Alyssa and Tiffany tended to fuss over who was going to get to play the role of Mary, we usually had to read …

Radical Trust

By Debi Grenseman When the angel Gabriel gave Mary the news that she had been chosen by God to be the mother of the Messiah, she at first was surprised and troubled. Not at all an unexpected reaction. But when Mary heard the angel say, “For with God nothing will be impossible,” Mary’s reply was “Behold, the maidservant of the …