Let Peace be Your Guide

Peacefulwoman2

“O to grace how great a debtor Daily I’m constrained to be! Let Thy goodness, like a fetter, Bind my wandering heart to Thee. Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, Prone to leave the God I love; Here’s my heart, O take and seal it, Seal it for Thy courts above.” The lyrics above from the sacred hymn “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” are some of my favorite lyrics in Christendom. I love … [Read more...]

A Mom Can Make The Difference

Motherhood

  I gave this speech to a group of young mothers at Covenant House in Washington, DC in 2013. I believe the sentiments expressed can help other mothers who are wrestling with purposeful parenting. In Bishop TD Jakes’ book "Mama Made the Difference," he credits his mother as the one who inspired him to strive for more in his life. He gives the credit to his mother because he says that … [Read more...]

Stepping Out on Faith

An artist's interpretation of Abraham hearing from God.

“Now the LORD said to Abram, ‘Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you’” (Genesis 12:1 NRSV). There has been much going on in the Jones household in the past few weeks. The biggest change is we moved! Yes, we relocated out of state. I packed up the kiddies, said goodbye to the Washington, DC metropolitan area and said hello to the … [Read more...]