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…

Quarantined With Kids

Congratulations! With the extended school break due to Covid-19 you have been initiated into the wonderful world of homeschooling! Don’t worry, you’re not a bad mom if your initial reaction was terror as you read that email from the school pushing back the start date. And what! They also want you to teach your child…

A Biblical Perspective on the Corona Virus

Are you worried about the corona virus? Maybe you really don’t know what to think because there is so much information and it is frequently conflicting. As we look around our own community today, events, sports, and schools are slowly starting to cancel one by one. As I am writing this, I just found out…

A Better Way

I’m in an orphanage in the Dominican Republic. I’m watching a little boy misbehave and disobey one of the workers there. The worker’s name is Anna. I wait to see what she will do. How will she get this little boy to follow directions and stop misbehaving? What would I do? After bending low and…