Some Assembly Required

Some Assembly Required

“Everything at IKEA requires assembly. I bought a pillow; they gave me a duck.” –Todd Glass When I became a Christian at age 30, I truly had a ‘scales falling off the eyes’ experience. I did not know God as Creator and was instantly awe-struck in seeing the world....
Why Do We Put On Masks?

Why Do We Put On Masks?

I was six years old when my mother had worked for weeks sewing the Halloween costume I asked for. Finally, the long-awaited day arrived. My mother dressed me in my full-length black witch costume, painted my face green, and topped it all off with a big, black pointy...
Redeemed Road Kill

Redeemed Road Kill

I love taking early morning walks in my neighborhood. The quiet streets, the sun peeking over the rooftops, the birds chirping. It is a peaceful time. Well, usually . . . Recently, I was enjoying a leisurely walk and was about to cross the street when I saw something...
The Wilderness Years

The Wilderness Years

If you have been following this series of ‘sneak peeks’ into HAGAR: Rediscovering the God Who Sees Me, I pray they have begun to endear you to our beloved heroine, Hagar. Truly, there is so much more to her story than what I can accommodate in these short...
Teardrops in the Sand

Teardrops in the Sand

“You have taken account of my wanderings; Put my tears in Your bottle.” —Psalm 56:8 NASB [This post is an excerpt from Week Four of HAGAR: Rediscovering the God Who Sees Me] Read Genesis 21:15–16. Picture the scene in your mind. Describe the desperation of the...
Life is Full of Detours

Life is Full of Detours

Last week, I shared “A Note from the Author,” the first sneak peek into my new Bible study, HAGAR: Rediscovering the God Who Sees Me. This week, I’m excited to share an excerpt taken directly from Week One of the study: Walking by Faith Life is full of detours. Before...

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