18 09, 2017

How to surrender and trust (parenting lessons from Mrs. Noah)

By | 2017-09-18T08:30:21+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Bite-Sized Faith for Parents, Blogs|0 Comments

We don’t even know her name.  We only know that she was married to Noah—someone the New Testament refers to as “a herald of righteousness”—a witness and evangelist, by the way he lived.  (See Hebrews 11:7 and II Peter 2:5) The Bible states that she and Noah have three grown sons, each of them married, [...]

24 07, 2017

Everything by Lifehouse

By | 2017-07-24T10:28:38+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Blogs, Ears of Faith|0 Comments

This song by Lifehouse seems to capture a beautiful description of who God is and what it feels like to spend time with Him.  There are so many ways to describe a relationship with our Lord, but somehow the words “friend” and “father” seem incomplete.  I think that Lifehouse has found in this [...]

14 03, 2017

How to Deal

By | 2017-03-14T08:08:37+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Blogs, Thrift Store Saints|0 Comments

A woman comes into the store needing money to pay a bill.  She had it, but someone she trusted stole it from her.  She also has other stressful things going on in her life.  Jane can’t get over how calm and collected she appears to be despite everything this woman’s dealing with, and asks the [...]

7 03, 2017

Road Less Traveled by Lauren Alaina

By | 2017-03-07T10:06:43+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Blogs, Ears of Faith|0 Comments

We live in a society that places the highest value on “beautiful people,” and those who “fit the mold.”  There are so many voices screaming at us to do what everyone else does because it's the popular norm of our times.  Lauren Alaina challenges this stereotype by encouraging the listener to go against [...]

21 02, 2017

Keep Calm & Pray

By | 2017-02-21T09:48:13+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Blogs, Thrift Store Saints|0 Comments

Jane discovers the ins and outs of banking, the legal system, and retail sales as she gathers information for the police about her missing wallet.  Rather than being mad, she feels sad for the thief.  She knows it was a client from the thrift store and wonders if they stole because she didn’t help them [...]

17 01, 2017

Arms Wide Open by Creed

By | 2017-01-17T08:07:22+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Blogs, Ears of Faith|0 Comments

I’ll be the first to confess that I’m someone who doesn’t let people in very quickly.  There’s always the fear that someone could hurt me if I do, so I’m cautious and a little shy at first.  After spending time and getting to know someone more, I may start to crack the door [...]

19 12, 2016

What Are You Afraid Of?

By | 2016-12-19T11:09:07+00:00 December 19th, 2016|Blogs, Thrift Store Saints|0 Comments

What Are You Afraid Of? There are 4 women working the floor at the St Vincent de Paul thrift store, and Jane is interviewing a potential new volunteer.  The women are concerned because there’s a tall, loud, and wet man in the dressing room trying on clothes.  The interviewee goes to talk to the man [...]

5 12, 2016

From Ordinary to Extraordinary

By | 2016-12-05T08:47:41+00:00 December 5th, 2016|Blogs, Thrift Store Saints|0 Comments

From Ordinary to Extraordinary It is the church season of ordinary time at the thrift store.  However, there is nothing ordinary happening inside.  A well-dressed man comes in and donates the sweater off his back, then marches back out without a word.  A group of Mennonite women come and purchase a load of black shoes, [...]