Category Character

Let Me Be a Woman – Elisabeth Elliot

“When two people are living in love, they operate on the assumption that love is at the bottom of whatever treatment they get. This eliminates a lot of potential hurts…Love is not touchy. Love gives the benefit of the doubt.” –Elisabeth Elliot I just finished reading Mrs. Elliot’s Let Me Be a Woman. She had […]

Quote of the Week: Frances Havergal

I had never even heard Frances Havergal’s most famous hymn until after I read her biography. I had just stumbled across the book the summer before my senior year of college in a list of free Christian biographies that had been scanned by volunteers after they went into the public domain, and I decided to […]

Quote of the Week: Elisabeth Elliot

The Chastening of the Father

During my study of the book of Hebrews, I’ve been learning more about what discipline means. The kind of discipline that God our Father gives to us to purify us and cause us to “share in His holiness.” (Heb. 12:10) Read this beautiful passage from Hebrews 12, immediately following chapter 11’s list of faith-filled people of […]

Quote of the Week: Andrew Murray

Considering how unworthy we are as humans–how unworthy I am–it’s so laughable how easy it is for us to become so inflated with a sense of our own self-worth. Take the lowest place at the table, Jesus urged. Don’t offer your prayers to be seen by men. And yet, I take the highest place, trying […]

I Have a Dream: Waiting for the Kingdom

August 28, 1963. A man named Martin Luther King, Jr. stood at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. and spoke these words: “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created […]

Every Careless Word

“Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad, for the tree is known by its fruit. … out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil […]

Always Learning But Never Finding the Truth

  Right now, the women in my church are doing a study based on the book of Titus. Nancy Leigh DeMoss (now Wolgemuth) and Mary Kassian teamed up to create True Woman 201: Interior Design, and the thoughts they’ve expressed in that book have inspired me to continue to dig deeper, search for wisdom from God, […]

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A Cup of Sweet Water: A Call to Gentleness

“For a cup brimful of sweet water cannot spill even one drop of bitter water however suddenly jolted.” –Amy Carmichael, If. I’ve thought of this quote many times in the past month. Watching political debates brings it to mind often, and this past year seems to have been especially hallmarked by personal attacks from one politician to […]