Inspiring Fathers: Jacob

When I think of Jacob, the father of the 12 tribes of Israel, I don’t think of happy things. Instead of a positive role model or a devout believer, I think of cunning and deceit. I think of someone who can be trusted to see to his own best interests, not an inspiring father. But … Continue reading Inspiring Fathers: Jacob

Inspiring Fathers: Isaac

At least 10% of couples deal with the heartbreaking reality of infertility. We desire children, we long for children, we pray for children. We seek the help and guidance of doctors and other medical professionals when we aren’t able to easily conceive or carry children. We try hormone injections and surgeries, IUI and IVF, donor … Continue reading Inspiring Fathers: Isaac

Inspiring Fathers: Abraham

Abraham. The patriarch of the Jewish faith. Through him we get the nation of Israel. We get the people God inspired to write the Bible. We get the Messiah. Through the story of Abraham we learn that God doesn’t call the perfect or even expect perfection. We get the story of a man God chose … Continue reading Inspiring Fathers: Abraham

Inspiring Mothers: Lois and Eunice

I didn’t realize how lucky I was as a child until I became an adult. I had the privilege of having an incredible mom, involved grandmothers, and doting great-grandmothers. In fact, when I was born, there were 5 generations of women represented in our family. Women who have known God and make God known. Women … Continue reading Inspiring Mothers: Lois and Eunice

Inspiring Mothers: Elizabeth

There are certain people in this world that glow with the Holy Spirit. Just being in their presence fills your soul and encourages your faith. If you’re blessed enough to know a person like this, you know exactly what I’m talking about. I imagine Elizabeth was one of those people. Mary was young and unmarried. … Continue reading Inspiring Mothers: Elizabeth