The Fulfilled Family

By lisa rippy / March 11, 2024

From Grace To You Website: What does God’s Word say about raising a healthy family? How can a husband best love his wife? Why and how should a wife submit to her husband? What is the biblical goal in parenting a child? What are the common mistakes parents make in…

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I Have Commanded the Ravens

By lisa rippy / March 6, 2024

I had just poured a hot cup of perked coffee when I made my way to a very sacred space in our home. It’s a space set up in a guest room where I get to spend time alone with my heavenly Father in prayer and in bible reading early…

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Love No Matter What

By lisa rippy / March 1, 2024

Help me to love no matter what. That was a simple seven word prayer, no … more like a desperate plea, to my heavenly Father that I found praying over and over and over again in 2019-2023.  And now in 2024, it remains a prayer of mine because of what…

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Just Being There

By lisa rippy / February 29, 2024

Every Sunday, for as long as I can recall, there is a man who always enters the worship center just a little before the time of worship begins. He takes his place in the same area, usually the same chair and sits alone. He may shake a hand or two…

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Making Home

By lisa rippy / February 23, 2024

When it comes to the special projects in our home, it had to be creating a dining space that took the most “Rip work!” We wanted the dining space to have a look and invitational feel to it like what you’d experience in an old southern antebellum home that’s been…

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“Yet Hates…”

By lisa rippy / February 23, 2024

Yet hates … (1 John 2:9) I can remember the day I was sitting on our sofa at home, study Bible in my lap and coming to 1 John 2:9. I just couldn’t breeze on over to verse 10 because of these two words that stopped me right there  –…

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Because God is Always In Control

By lisa rippy / February 22, 2024

Susan called. Because God is always in control.   Susan Marquez is a freelance writer. She called one day wanting to write an article about our personal home renovation. She said her editor wanted to spotlight a home for their holidays publication without focusing on decorations, but traditions…not on “another…

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Joy Restored

By lisa rippy / February 19, 2024

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy…,” John 10:10. Definition of the word “steal” – take (another person’s property) without permission or legal right and without intending to return it. So, when Scripture says the thief (Satan) comes to “steal,”  he can NOT take what we inherited…

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Apostasy – The Great Tragedy of Professing to Following Christ, Yet … Not

By lisa rippy / February 8, 2024

Many people profess to follow Christ, yet don’t display the fruit of that confession in their lives. Others leave the faith altogether, some after years of church involvement. This is apostasy. Apostasy, from the Greek word apostasia, means “a defiance of an established system or authority; a rebellion; an abandonment or…

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Love Keeps No List of Wrongs

By lisa rippy / February 6, 2024

“Love keeps no record of wrongs.” Some Bible translations says, “Love thinks no evil.” The word literally “thinks no evil” is the Greek word logizomai. And that word is an accountant’s word; it literally means “to keep a mathematical calculation.” It is the word that is used in a ledger…

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