The Word

What a precious gift we have in God’s Word! To think that God speaks directly to me through His Word is a treasure beyond what my mind can imagine. I love to gain insights and write them down for reference in the future. I delight in hearing, reading, studying, memorizing and meditating on Scripture. Learning Scripture over the past five decades has become a delight … Continue reading The Word

Drawing Near to God: 3 Ideas for a Spiritual Retreat

By  Sherry Graf One of my all time favorite passages of the Lord’s love for us is Zephaniah 3:17. It reads: The Lord your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy. In the busyness of our lifestyle as moms in ministry, … Continue reading Drawing Near to God: 3 Ideas for a Spiritual Retreat

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“I can’t wait to be in the courtyards of the Lord’s temple.  I really want to be there.  My whole being cries out for the living God.” (Psalm 84:2)  By Dana Yeakley 18 months ago: After strolling through the florescent lit aseptic cancer wing with my two-year-old granddaughter, Emma, we entered her sister’s room. Fully garnished with cards, gifts and drawings from little friends the … Continue reading Up

Prayer Appointments: Going Deeper in Prayer

The prayer spoke in my wheel has been short since the day my oldest was born. I used to journal for hours on end and could actually sit for long periods of time with my eyes closed and not fall asleep. I’ve coped in various ways, but extended times of prayer continue to elude me. When I say “extended time in prayer” – I mean … Continue reading Prayer Appointments: Going Deeper in Prayer

He is Here – A New Practice for Remembering His Presence with Me

By Sherry Graf The other day my husband walked into the kitchen just as an alarm on my phone went off and I reached up to get a piece of carefully hidden dark chocolate. He joked that it was my  “dark chocolate alarm.”  Though a great idea, that is not what my alarm was for. I’ll tell you more about that alarm later, but first … Continue reading He is Here – A New Practice for Remembering His Presence with Me

A Day of Delight – How to Get a Sabbath with Littles in Your Life

By Linnette Bachman In our early years on staff, Dave and I tended to work a lot.  Being together on campus was fun and life-giving (most of the time).  With weekend retreats, late night IBD’s, and enthusiasm to create and innovate in our “off” time, we rarely took a true Sabbath day.  After our first year of marriage, an older staff couple told us how … Continue reading A Day of Delight – How to Get a Sabbath with Littles in Your Life