The Importance of Plumb and Square

The Importance of Plumb and Square

Jesus is the Cornerstone, the very crucial marker for our faith and life. What if there was no cornerstone? The building would be a catawampus mess. Without Jesus, our lives are a catawampus mess.

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Eating Healthy During the Christmas Season

Eating Healthy During the Christmas Season

This is an encore post from a couple of years ago which was wildly popular. Enjoy! I don’t know about you, but I’ve noticed that most Christmases start around Thanksgiving and finally end around Valentine’s Day. Why? Because we get hooked on hyper-flavoring, fats, sweets, and salts. Our notion of veggies looks more like mushy green beans—very few of them—doing the backstroke in mushroom soup […]

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Is There a Veil between the Living and the Dead?

Is There a Veil between the Living and the Dead?

Most adults fondly remember Halloween as a fun time to dress up in costumes of all sorts and go from door to door begging for sweet treats. But, if you ask them today what Halloween is, some will say the night before All Saint’s Day, while others don’t honestly know. So what is Halloween? Is there a thin veil between the living and the dead around October 31? What ought Christians consider when this time of year rolls around? How should we respond?

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A Story Behind Every Body *Updated*

A Story Behind Every Body *Updated*

We become our own harshest critic when others’ criticism sinks down deep into our hearts.

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Permanently Inked

Permanently Inked

Although my permanent wedding band is a physical symbol of committed marital love, Christians will have a spiritual symbol of our union with Christ, indelibly marking us as His.

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8 Ways to Manage Brain Fog

8 Ways to Manage Brain Fog

It’s as if someone took all my thoughts and put them in a crazy maze or, on a really awful day, tossed all my words in the air, scattering them at random everywhere. From the outside, it must look like people with autoimmune diseases, fibromyalgia, and chemo brain from cancer treatments “aren’t quite all there.”

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Hiding From Daddy

Hiding From Daddy

When we reap the consequences of our sin, He knows and reaches out to us, offering to help us out of it.

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Hiding from God

Hiding from God

How much more does our Heavenly Father loves us that we can trust He only wants the best for us.

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Heading UP!

Heading UP!

Insights from Our Trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan My Boaz and I recently ran away from home for our seventh honeymoon. Seven years? Where has the time gone? We needed a break from our day-to-day stuff. We usually want to get away together for our anniversary. It was exactly what we needed. The Upper Peninsula ads caught our attention, so we packed our […]

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Aviation Missions: Helping Missionaries Reach the World for Christ

Aviation Missions: Helping Missionaries Reach the World for Christ

All photos, unless otherwise noted, are property of Charlaine W. Martin. All rights reserved. My Boaz and I traveled to Florida for the Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In a couple of weeks ago since we love to fly. One of my favorite places to go is the Missionary Aviation tent. The stories the missionaries share always mesmerize visitors. The planes outside the tent are unlike any […]

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