We Belong Together – Book Review

(Affiliate links included in post below) I just finished reading Jerry Bridges' book True Community. This was my first time reading Jerry Bridges, even though I have heard many good things about his books. I was not disappointed. This book is essentially a "how to be the Church" book, as Bridges takes you through the…

Why I don’t tell my kids to “share”

I use the word share very sparingly. Instead, I say "give" or "play together". Here's why: I don't want my children to share. I want more. I want my children to love. I want their hearts to be so full of love, so geared toward loving others, that I don't have to tell them to share,…

Looking back and looking forward

For our family, 2017 began with many uncertainties. We had just welcomed our second baby into the world a few weeks before the year began, and we were looking at the chaos of having two under two, in a one bedroom apartment, with a very limited income. We began the year thinking: "how are we…

Christmas Blessings – And Babies

The most loved church event of the year happened last night: All Church Christmas dinner. Everyone loves it. Everyone looks forward to it. Everyone brings their family (not just those of their family that attend our church). We get whole clans of families at this dinner. It's wonderful! Oh, and everyone helps. ❤ From set-up,…

Monday Reminders – the importance of prayer

So much emphasis is put on service, love, and community these days that we often forget about prayer. The importance of prayer is made evident through the example of Jesus Christ himself. Christ taught his followers how to pray in the sermon on the mount. (Matthew 6:5-15) He sacrificed sleep in order to spend time…