Author: Mara

How is Your Eyesight?

As a Christ-follower, it becomes really easy to use your spiritual gifts and your talents in the church and for the church, but lose Christ’s focus on [...]

I Don’t Plan on Having Kids

When I was an older  teenager, and once I got married, I was occasionally asked how many kids I planned to have. “None!”  I would quickly reply. [...]

“How Much Further to the Immunity Berry*?”

Right now,  the account of Moses' asking Pharaoh to let the Israelites go has become precious to me. You see, while Moses had been tasked by God to do this, [...]

Get A Grip!

It’s been one of those days…you know, the ones where you think to yourself, “I wish I hadn’t even thought of getting out bed.” You finally make it to [...]

The Ultimate Net-worker

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not [...]

Hammering Home a Point (actually two points)

God has been really hammering me with two things lately: you're a living sacrifice - be careful you haven't crawled off the altar; and take every thought [...]

An Everyday Choice

If you're like me, I thought for a long time that missionaries were somehow super-Christians who always had it together spiritually. I'm discovering that, even [...]

New Input Needed

One thing I do that helps me obey the command of Philippians 4:8 is play Christian music and purposely learn new songs. I find that turning to the familiar [...]

He Loves Us, Oh, How He Loves Us

You hear it starting in childhood: Jesus loves me this I know for the Bible tells me so. It becomes a truth you believe in your head with repetition. But, as [...]

Straight Through Your Greatest Fear

“The path to your greatest potential is often straight through your greatest fear” - Craig Groeschel God recently exposed one of my greatest fears to me [...]