God’s Family Plan

Did you know that marriage is the only relationship in Scripture where two people become one? It illustrates the Trinity’s triune relationship. The Trinity is three separate individuals with different identities and roles, agreeing as one, in perfect harmony. In comparison, marriage is two independent individuals with varying identities...

Nature by Design

Many years ago, an agricultural scientist was looking for a way to exterminate the destructive horn beetle without destroying other important insects. The horn beetle has long antennas that he uses for navigation. The scientist was scraping one of these antennas when he discovered the secret of its unique...

Four Things Every Husband Needs to Know About His Wife

No doubt about it, women are strange creatures. A woman hides her feelings, mulling them over until she thinks herself into despair. She worries about her problems; she worries about her family; she worries about her church, her neighbors, and her career. She will worry until her worry becomes...

God’s Anniversary Gift

The past forty-four years seems like such a short time. When I was twenty, it didn’t seem possible for me to survive to the ripe old age of 64 to celebrate such an auspicious occasion as our forty-second anniversary. I couldn’t believe my good fortune when I first met...

Becoming a Friend of God

We expect more from women now than we ever have. Mom must be a miracle worker. We expect her to sew a costume for the school pageant, bake twelve-dozen cookies, and take her child’s class to the zoo on little notice. She does this while writing an annual report,...

This Battle Called Life

 “Bang, bang! You’re dead!” As children, we’ve all played the game of war. Whether they were swords or guns, our weapons were merely the creation of our young imaginations. In the end, it really didn’t matter who won or lost. Usually, the one who yelled the loudest had the...

A Woman of Destiny

One of my favorite Bible stories is of a common Jewish woman who found her niche in history by simply being herself. Queen Esther’s quiet spirit of obedience gave her favor with God and with men. God used her to save her condemned people because she found favor with...