Children & Parenting · Current Events · Whispers of Faith

It Does Matter What the Children are Reading

Recently there’s been a push by conservatives to ban certain children’s/young adult books from libraries and school libraries. And of course, the left is pushing right back, saying kids and teens need access to these books. If you haven’t heard of some of these books, you can read about the top ten most challenged books… Continue reading It Does Matter What the Children are Reading

Poetry · Singleness · Whispers of Faith

When Will the Acceptable Time Come?

“But as for me, my prayer is to You, O LORD. At an acceptable time, O God, In the abundance of Your steadfast Love answer me in Your Saving faithfulness.”                              Psalm 69:13   My prayer is to You – Not my wistful fancies. My prayer is to You – Not the sly imposters.  … Continue reading When Will the Acceptable Time Come?

Daily Living · Growth · Whispers of Faith

A Battle Plan for Killing Sin

Recently, as our church has been studying 1 John, we’ve discussed the difference between “making a practice of sinning” and “practicing righteousness.” Those who are true believers will pursue a continual and habitual lifestyle of righteousness instead of sin, since 1 John 3:9 says, “No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for… Continue reading A Battle Plan for Killing Sin

Marriage · Men · Whispers of Faith · Women

Submission: A Dirty Word or a Path to Fulfillment?

(Much of this content first appeared in a seminar I gave in spring 2018 entitled “Redeemed Womanhood: An Alternative to Cultural Feminism.” You can see the rest of the content in these blog posts on “Why I’m Not a Feminist …”, “Does the Answer to a Woman’s Identity Crisis Lie in Her Career?”, and “Should… Continue reading Submission: A Dirty Word or a Path to Fulfillment?

Daily Living · Relationship · Whispers of Faith

Make the World a Little More Beautiful

“I don’t want to save the world,” she whispered, “I just want to make it a little more beautiful.” “Well, isn’t that cliché?” the cynic might ask in response. “Doesn’t she know about all the hurt and pain going on in the world right now? How could making a little part of the world more… Continue reading Make the World a Little More Beautiful

Growth · Poetry · Whispers of Faith · Writing

Lessons Learned from a Community of Creatives

This last weekend, I had the privilege of attending the Inklings Conference put on by Square Halo Books in Lancaster, PA.  Square Halo Books seeks to “publish extraordinary books for ordinary saints,” and they are also connected with The Rabbit Room, an online community which “cultivates and curates stories, music, and art to nourish Christ-centered… Continue reading Lessons Learned from a Community of Creatives