• Devotional

    Tips for Decluttering Your Home and Your Heart

    This week around the farmhouse, we are doing less renovating and more cleaning, decluttering, and organizing. After our last move, we were so ridiculously busy that we never really got around to sorting our belongings. We had accumulated stuff over the years that we no longer needed or wanted. A lot of the items were worn, broken, or outdated and we no longer found them useful. As a matter of fact, many of the items were simply in the way and a few were even dangerous. Since we moved into the farmhouse several months ago, we have spent lots of time posting and selling things online. We have made a…

  • Devotional

    Bear One Another’s Burdens

    So, it happened! Someone in your church “fell into sin.” They committed one of those BIG, PUBLIC SINS and everyone knows about it. People are shocked, disappointed, and even angry. The church members begin to whisper about it. There is chatter about how no one can believe this person fell, or maybe they are not surprised because they always knew this person was “like that.” People ask for prayer for the fallen one. (Because everyone knows it’s not gossip if information is shared in the form of a prayer request.) This sin must be swiftly and firmly dealt with. After all, we can’t allow THAT kind of person in our…