Jesus and the Temple Tax

Did Jesus have to pay the temple tax? Jesus, God's Son, humbly came down and submitted Himself to this world all because He loves us.
fishing for the temple tax

Jobs of the Levites: Honoring God in Your Job

The jobs of the Levites consisted of taking care of the tabernacle. We also have jobs and should do them heartily for God's glory no matter what.
Jobs of the Levites: Honoring God in Your Job

2 Deaths Precious in the Sight of the LORD

Death is a grievous thing, but for the believer it will be a glorious thing. It is precious in the sight of the LORD for we will see Him and finally be home.
Precious in the Sight of the LORD

God’s Work, God’s Way: A Guide for Successful Ministry

God’s work can only be done in God’s power by faith! Sometimes we get sloppy in ministry. That’s when we have to get back to the basics.
God's Work, God's Way

They Saw No One But Jesus: An Important Family Policy

Peter attended Jesus' transfiguration, but he got sidetracked. After God spoke, the men fell and when they got up they saw no one but Jesus.
They Saw No One But Jesus

Take Up Your Cross – Trusting God When Life Gets Hard

There may be difficult days you don't understand, but take up your cross and follow Jesus. Trust the One Who knows what he is doing.
Take up your cross

Graduation Day and Beyond

This past weekend was a busy one. We went to numerous graduation parties, attended a graduation ceremony, and hosted a party for John-Keith. It was exciting and nostalgic to look back at all the photos showing the progression of maturity over the years. For this mama it was also a little disconcerting to think of how the years have passed so quickly. It seems like only yesterday I was bringing home a sweet bundle of good-natured joy. Now my third child, along with all his friends and classmates, have roamed the halls of our town's school for the last time - on to bigger and better things!

Knock, Knock, Who’s There?

Everyone is longing for a satisfying relationship that will meet the deepest emotional needs.  We were created with this burning desire deep inside and will never be complete until it is met. So often we try to fill this void by searching for the "right" person who will love us and make us feel good and whole.  We burn ourselves out running from one person to the next, always being disappointed that we can not find the perfect match for us.  Even if we have found "Mr. or Mrs. Right," when we expect them to fulfill our every desire for deep relationship we will ultimately be disappointed and frustrated.

Rewards that Remain

At the end of every school year there are awards ceremonies to attend. I can remember how exciting it was to sit in the audience wondering whether my name would be called to walk to the front and accept a reward for my hard work.

How much do you love?

The spicy smell of baked lamb wafted through the house as religious leaders and other men of distinction moved to take their places at the table set for the occasion. The conversation flowed easily and the excitement mounted as they wondered what words this controversial teacher, who also was a guest, would have to say.

Weak Strength

Dear Kids, I Corinthians 1:25b. … the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength. It seems that many people these days spend a lot of time and money investing in their bodies. It is greatly valued in today’s society to be physically and mentally strong. I have watched many press themselves to the limit to…

Foolish Wisdom

Today we spend much time and money gaining knowledge. The cost of a college education is extremely high but very important to have. In this day and age it is often expected to go on with your education and get a Master's degree and even a Doctorate. Even after finishing school and getting a job we are required to take continuing education classes so we can keep current in our field and expertise. Over the years I have learned to enjoy gaining more and more information. There is never an end to what you can learn.

Hi, I'm Sandy! 

I write inspirational letters based on the Bible that share words of hope, encouragement, truth, and healing to my children and anyone else who longs for a mama's touch.


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