God’s Grace Teaches Us to Say ‘No’

” For the grace of God that brings salvation…teaches us to say “No”… [Titus 2:11] To grow anything requires order…have you ever tried to plant something in the ground and then expect it to grow…no preparation…no fertilizer…no thought of sun or shade?  I have…it doesn’t work, the poor plant struggles and at best is weak and crippled and at worst dies.  However when there is knowledge and application, growth follows in an orderly fashion.  Likewise, when there is proper planning, {Read More}

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Spiritual Antihistamines

It had been a while since I’d had any gluten.  (It’s amazing how quickly one can forget the terrible times I’d endured.)  As I reached for the golden glazed bit of sweet heaven I told myself, “It’s just a little bit.  Surely it won’t be that bad.  I probably won’t even notice I’ve eaten it!” My prediction held true until bedtime.  I took stock of my health and figured it would be safe to snitch another.  Surely if I was {Read More}

About Carla Anne Coroy

Carla Anne Coroy is a gifted storyteller and teacher with a contagious enthusiasm for life. Even the mucky parts. Her humorous and down-to-earth style quickly engages her audiences as she ignites God's hope in everyday situations. She speaks and conducts seminars on a variety of topics including parenting, marriage, organization, and biblical finances. Watch for her upcoming book for married moms who solo parent or check out her blog. Carla Anne is blessed to be homeschooling her kids. She and her husband of 15 years live in a quiet, rural neighborhood of Manitoba disturbed primarily by their four children, yappy poodle, and operatic budgie.

A Day of Small Idols

“It’s my kitchen island! I’ve always wanted one! It’s mine. Mine! “The new kitchen goes nearly the whole length of the house. There was this little deck, you see, and it was always hot because the sun shone straight on it. So we filled it in and made this huge kitchen. With room for my island. “It’s my kitchen island! I’ve always wanted one. It cost a lot, that kitchen island. “My mother-in-law wanted to make gnocchi on it. Gnocchi! {Read More}

About Jean

Jean lives in Melbourne, Australia, where her husband teaches the Bible to university students. They have four children: one girl and three boys. When Jean isn’t busy being a wife, mum and homemaker, she loves teaching women the Bible and encouraging them to grow in godly womanhood. She speaks at women’s retreats and conferences, and writes for her blog, in all honesty, and for the Christian magazine The Briefing and their blog Sola Panel. Every day, God grows her deeper into his grace.

Even When Nobody Knows

A local church body has been utilizing their big screens as a tool to show more than lyrics and verses. The pastor uses video clips to illustrate his sermons and a whole Bible study was conducted using “The Andy Griffith Show”. No one ever considered this practical use of the equipment to be wrong. Videos were used in other areas of the church as well. Recently, while planning a community movie night to be sponsored by the church, it was {Read More}

About Tracey Cagle

My God brought me out of a pit of my own creation and blessed me beyond my wildest dreams. I am a second wife to my high school sweetheart and mother of four. I work part-time for a market research company and full-time as chauffeur, chef, and cheerleader to the children. I am active in my church home, where I teach a women's Sunday school class and facilitate bible studies. I enjoy volunteering. I write children's stories and have been rejected by some of the most renowned publishing companies in America. My daughter tells me Dr. Seuss was rejected on 17 submissions so I still have a way to go.