“We always say that we have unspeakable joy, so let our feet do all the talking when our words fall short. We’ve got reason to get up, reason to get down. He done traded our sin for joy, and now that joy wants out—happy dance!” There are times in our life when something happens, Read More

His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 2 Peter 1:3 It was a desperate moment. I cried out to God to please help me, rescue me, deliver me! I had fallen into a pit, Read More

“I was lost but now I found that happiness ain’t joy, just ask around…Then suddenly I knew ya. I felt like hallelujah when I heard you say ‘welcome to the joy,’ the love that never ends where the grace of God renews again and again…The joy of the Lord is my strength!” God welcomes, Read More

Just the other day, my son was asking me what I had been up to lately. I told him that I had been working on a curriculum book called Balance®. I spoke of the hope and desire to present it to our women’s ministry small groups in the Fall. As I was telling him, Read More

Determined to meet my new neighbors, one Sunday afternoon I made a big batch of banana-chocolate chip muffins. Warm muffins would be my offering of friendship, my reason to knock on their door. While the muffins baked, I wrote our name and contact information on little note cards and attached them to the top, Read More

Hawk Nelson

“I’m tellin’ you somethin’ this racing, this running, oh, you’re working way too hard. And this perfection you’re chasing is just energy wasted ‘cause he loves you like you are! So go ahead and live like you’re loved. It’s ok to act like you’ve been set free. His love has made you more than, Read More

When the daily news is getting you down, here is a tip to lift your spirit. Replace worries and discouraging thoughts with encouraging, energizing music! Choose wisely what message will play inside your head as you go about your daily tasks. When your mind is focused on the positive promises of God set to, Read More

When my children were little I used to put my love for them in action by singing to them to calm them. Simple tunes like “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” and my favorite—“Jesus loves me, this I know.” As they grew, I would play music while driving around on errands and we would all sing, Read More

If there was ever a responsibility that demanded perseverance it is being a mom. I like to say it’s the hardest job you’ll ever love. The hours are long. The job description is lengthy and ever-changing – from diapers to carpooling to helping with college admission forms. Oh yes, and the starting pay is, Read More

Have you ever heard a song and felt the lyrics were written just for you? As I was walking on the beach early one morning I had my earphones on and was listening to the music of our new Body & Soul session, “What’s Next?” The song This is Living by Hillsong Young &, Read More