Love is An Action Word

Love is An Action Word @ The Domestic Fringe

Tonight my daughter told me that her friend is going to be evicted from her home.  This girl’s parents don’t have the money for their apartment anymore.  If they can’t find someplace to go, they are going to send this little girl to live with her grandfather in Tennessee. Then my daughter asked if she [...]

Give it to God. What does that really mean?

Christian Cliches: What does it mean to "Give it to God"?

    We church people love cliches. It’s true.  We’ve got our own vernacular going and when you decide you want in, we are happy to teach you our lingo. I’m pretty much convinced we say some things and don’t even really know what they mean.  True story. Today we’re going to pick apart something [...]

Chase: Bible Study Review

Chase: Bible Study Review

What are you chasing? Jennie Allen asks that loaded question in her Bible study Chase. When her publicist contacted and asked me to review this study, I never hesitated.  I already knew I loved Jennie and her raw, honest writing, the way she shares her life, both the good and bad things, with her readers. [...]


‘Tis a lesson you should heed, Try, try again; If at first you don’t succeed, Try, try again. Then your courage should appear, For, if you will persevere, You will conquer, never fear; Try, try again. ~ Author Anonymous It’s a poem I made my kids memorize when they were nothing more than babies.  Now [...]

31 Days of Living by Faith, Day 31 – Running The Race

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Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us; Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the [...]

31 Days of Living by Faith, Day 30 – Saving Faith

31 Days of Living by Faith - Man with coffee

Today I have a very special guest, my husband. I hope you will take a few minutes to watch this video.  It is his story of saving faith. Here’s the good news. Jesus died for you and me and everybody else in this world.  Salvation from sin, reconciliation with God, is for everyone.  You don’t [...]

31 Days of Living by Faith, Day 28 – Faith in Grief


Ferree Hardy has unique ministry.  She works with, loves on, encourages, helps, and prays for widows – some young, some middle aged, and some older. She writes a blog called Widow’s Christian Place.  I encourage you to go visit her blog and then pass along the information to any widows you may know.  I have [...]

31 Days of Living by Faith, Day 27 – Bringing God Glory

fall foliage, pumpkin, corn stalks

I was hesitant to begin writing 31 Days of Living by Faith. It wasn’t just writing for 31 days, although I’ve never posted to this blog for 31 straight days, it was a combination of fears.   I would have to bare my soul before an entire world of blog readers.  My stories could be [...]

31 Days of Living by Faith, Day 26 – Truck Size Faith


Thank you for joining us on this journey to 31 Days of Living by Faith.  I hop it has blessed you in some small way.  If you’re new, you can begin reading 31 Days of faith here.  Each day is listed in the title, so scroll down until you reach Day 1. Today I welcome [...]

31 Days of Living by Faith, Day 24 – Faith in The Wilderness


A big giant THANK YOU to all those who have been reading 31 Days of Living by faith.  Today I’d like to welcome Sara.  She writes her own fabulous blog and I know you’ll want to hop over for a visit. ****************************************** Sara, a.k.a., “me” is a former high school English teacher currently teaching elementary [...]

31 Days of Living by Faith, Day 23 – In Sickness and In Health

mother and daughter stading by stone wall. Target dress and boots.

Seven years ago I became very ill. An inexperienced doctor jumped to conclusions and uttered words like Brain Tumor, Spinal Cord Damage, and Multiple Sclerosis.  Of course they had no idea, because no tests had been run at the time, but after hearing the possibilities, I thought I was dying. Aside from being sick, I [...]