matthew 5

raising warriors…

Let your light shine. It sounds so poetic, doesn’t it? I have been saying that phrase to my bigs ( ages 17 & 14) everyday before they go to school for at least 5 years. “Bye kids! Have a great day! Let your light shine!” At first, I was encouraging them to: Do their best.…

rethinking my new year’s resolution…

It’s New Year’s Eve and that means it is resolution time. No matter how you feel about making them, ‘tis the season. Exercise more, rest more, eat better, read more… those are just some of the different resolutions that I have made over the years. Some I have kept, and some I have utterly failed…like…

being a peacemaker is no small task…

Yesterday morning, I read this beatitude in Matthew 5: Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. I don’t know about you, but when I stand before God someday, I REALLY want to hear him say that I am his child. If his children are peacemakers, then I must be a…

i stood in a line on black friday…

This weekend I saw SO CLEARLY the tension of living in the world but living by the Word. The two often seem to stand in direct contradiction to each other. Have you noticed that? Do you ever feel that same tension? I felt it as I stood in a line on black Friday at a…