Entries by Becky

Christmas Carol Favorite

I have a favorite Christmas carol – I am not sure when it became my favorite, but it is something that moves me emotionally…I get teary and reflective physically…I find myself lightly swaying. O Holy night, the stars are brightly shining I love the stars, the silence of night time, the stopping of a world […]

Love That Costs Us Something

What is my focus on? We all have that one person. The person we would deliver a well-deserved, serves-you-right smack across the face in a heartbeat if the opportunity presented itself. It is in the moment when I want to get real and give that person exactly what their behavior REALLY deserves that I must […]

Teen Boys and Teen Girls And What Makes Their Brains So Very Different

The challenge of parenting teenagers Parenting teenagers can be challenging, and unfortunately, there’s not a quick, fix-all formula for parenting your unique teen the “right way”. The physical differences between men and women are pretty obvious, but the differences in emotional development during puberty, often referred to as “the awkward stage,” stand in stark contrast. […]

Fifty Shades of… What Exactly?

What are romance movies really teaching us? In its first weekend, 50 Shades of Grey raked in over $81 million in ticket sales. Labeled as a “dark, romantic adult fairy tale,” the movie has prompted an onslaught of articles responding to the graphic sexual content in the book. For the past few weeks, I have […]

The Heartbeat of Valentine’s Day

How we love one another With Valentine’s Day less than 24 hours away, the expectation to get the “perfect” gift or plan the “perfect” date for your spouse or loved one can feel like an overwhelming task. It’s easy to read stories of extravagant Valentine’s Day dates and think, “If only my spouse does (fill […]

A Year-end Ministry Review

Giving thanks for this year With the holidays upon us I can’t help but let my thoughts drift to the life of Jesus. As I think about the threads we see throughout Jesus’ life, I keep returning to two things in particular: His deep love for Scripture and His deep love for people. These two things are hallmarks for how we at Truessence […]