Netflix, Cuties, And Pornography

The movie “Cuties” description on Netflix currently reads, “Eleven-year-old Amy starts to rebel against her conservative family’s traditions when she becomes fascinated with a free-spirited dance crew.” Previously, the description read, “Amy, 11, becomes fascinated with a twerking dance crew. I had heard people were canceling their Netflix subscriptions because of this movie so I decided to check it out for…

What Calms an Anxious Heart

A few days ago here in the Ozarks, we had a fierce wind storm that came out of nowhere. I watched as it violently shook the trees that line my property. Later on, as I drove around town, I saw the downed branches and minor damage it caused. It was brief but so unexpected that…

It’s Liam’s Gotcha Day!

Eight years ago today I met my youngest son for the very first time. He was almost two years old when we first met. We named him William Jackson Mullins. I remember on that day how scared I was. I remember how beautiful and how sweet he looked. I remember trying so hard to remain…

When I Am Overwhelmed: A Strategy To Cope

There are days I look around at all I have to deal with and I just want to pull the covers back over my head. Elizabeth Elliot felt the same way after her husband was killed by the people they were ministering to in the jungle in Ecuador. There was so much for her to…

Chronic Depression: Alleviating Some of the Pain

It is God’s good plan that I have struggled with depression for most of my adult life. I’m confessing this because I want you to know that I consider myself somewhat of a “pro” when it comes to dealing with chronic depression. Not something I would have chosen to be good at but I trust…

God Makes All Things New

I have heard some people say that we need a reset button for 2020. When I consider all that is going on in our country right now I can understand that sentiment completely. It can feel very heavy to wake up to the news each day of the continuing conflicts, injustices, and threats to our…

Is Your Soul Cast Down Today?

I have friends in Slovenia who are missionaries and they had something truly sad to report about their church. They said they have begun to meet again after being shut in from the virus but some of their church members have contacted them and said they would not be attending services because they were feeling…

Jesus is Enough

Editors note: This is my first guest post and it is shared by my daughter, Elena Mullins. She is a freshman in college and shares some great insight into what her generation is facing today in the world and how it is creeping in to the church. You can follow her on Instagram at _elenamarie_01….

The New Normal

My favorite moment of the day today. Lying on the grass gazing up at the sky through the still leafless tree branches. My whole family sitting on blankets all around me, eating, talking, playing, and enjoying the warm Spring weather. Along with night time games of hide and go seek, movie nights and more time…

1 Corinthians Through New Eyes

Have you ever read a verse a thousand times, and know it so well that you can quote it by heart without even trying? There are verses in the Bible that we memorized as kids and now as adults they are so familiar we almost sing through them. We love these verses so much but…