I'm Mallory. My husband and I are from a small town in Illinois, but we, along with our golden retriever named Chloe, actually moved to Kansas City from an...

Hey I'm Jesse!

I'm a social worker living in a suburban city right outside of Kansas City, MO . I came to Kansas City about five years ago from a...

I am Cameron-- but I assume that you knew that, you observant reader you. In any case, enough of this gravy, let's get to the meat--
Since I was in...

I am a living testimony of what God can do when you give your life to him. Life, for me, should have gone another direction. I should have been a mess and/...

Are You So Busy You Have to Make Time for God?

“I have so much to do I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.” This is a quote attributed to the theologian Martin Luther. I think it’s safe to say our first thought in reading that line is, “How in the world does a person do that?!”

Our lives are busy, and generally just getting busier. The technology that allows us to do so many wonderful things also makes it that much more difficult to simply sit and catch our breath without distraction.

A Boy and His Father

I have personally been going through a transition period the last few months and it has been one where I have been trying my hardest to “get back to basics.”  To be honest, I go to an amazing church.  I’ve grown tremendously over the past few years and have been filled with impacting knowledge of the Kingdom of God. However, at some point along the line, you can allow yourself to become complicated.

Embrace The Squeeze

I think a good majority of people probably know what I'm referring to when I talk about "the squeeze."  It can happen when everything in your life comes to a head at once.  When your life feels so hectic, so complicated, and so pressured that you can almost feel the walls closing in on you.  

Hulk SMASH!

We all know that the Hulk doesn't have self-control. Self-control is the ability to control one’s emotions, behavior and desires in order to obtain some reward, or avoid some punishment. It is one of the fruits of the Spirit. However, I find this is one fruit that can be hard to master especially for women. Yes, this blog is for the ladies. Guys, feel free to read on.

Watch Them Come Running

I am a preschool special education teacher. As with any job, the details and paperwork can start to drag on me at times. But then I have moments like I've had lately, and my perspective shifts again.

We've always had a good "flow" in our room among the teaching staff. Both other teachers and supervisors often note the peaceful, friendly atmosphere in our class - despite the number of students having significant behavioral issues and other disabling conditions.

Are You There God?

John the Baptist is a well known and highly esteemed biblical figure.  Jesus himself even said in Luke 7:28 that “…among those born of women there is no one greater than John…”  However, John was a man just like us. He had his shortcomings and faults just like we do. 

His will WILL be Done. But will YOU do it?

In honor of Purim, I decided that I wanted to reread the book of Esther this morning. Most Christians know the story where King Xerxes makes a decree to allow people to kill all of the Jews, but Esther, his queen, has the king make a new decree that allows the Jews to fight back on the day of their destruction. It is the story of the salvation of the Jews because of the heroic actions of a young girl.

Empower Your Husband To Be A Good Husband

I am not the woman my husband married. This is a good thing. When I got married nearly four years ago, I was pretty confident. This being my second marriage, I was pretty sure what to expect. I’d been fairly successful as an independent woman, with a professional career in the corporate world. I full out owned my own house and car. I was used to managing things my way because, frankly, it’d been working.

 

A Nugget to Chew On: Imitation

Machiavelli once wrote, “A return to the first principals in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example.”

So, what does this mean?

It means that, in order to have an influence on the community of your life, you have to lead a life that others would strive to imitate.

The Sound of Heaven Touching Earth

In a recent worship service, I noticed a phrase seemed to keep repeating: “The sound of heaven touching Earth...” It made me wonder, what does that really sound like? Is it angels singing? Chariots of fire swooping down out of the sky?

It can be fun to think about it that way; but what if what we heard was actually much more practical?

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