Forsaking Broken Wells

I have to confess I desire worldly success. After years of mothering, homeschooling, homemaking, I’d love to do something ‘significant’ and maybe even get a paycheck. Even though I know better, I’m tempted to believe worldly success will make me feel valuable. I have friends in the homeschool community who would say I have been…

A promise is a promise

All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. John 6:37 (ESV) My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them…

I am the vine

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener… you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing… As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in…

Arise and Shine

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.” Isaiah 60:1-3 (NIV) Then you will shine among them like stars in the…

The Light of Life

“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 (NIV) Jesus is the light of the world—and his is a life-giving light. Jesus calls us into his light even though it exposes our sin. On the cross, he took the…