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...]

The Parents’ Guide to Lent

Lent

“Then Jesus told his disciples, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.’” Matthew 16:24 (NRSV) Today marks the beginning of Lent, and Christians all over the world will reflect on and remember the Lord’s sacrifice and passion. It is a season of introspection and preparation for Easter or “Resurrection Sunday.” Many of us are going to … [Read more...]

A Widow’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is swiftly approaching, and many people are finalizing plans with their significant others. This can be a lonely time of year, however, for those who are single or who have yet to find love. It can be especially lonely and a hard time for those who have lost spouses. Social media is about to boom with pictures of candlelight dinners, roses, candy and stuffed animals. This can be … [Read more...]