Rebecca Hagelin

Posted January 22, 2015

If youve spent much time in church, you have likely often heard the first verse from Psalm 42.

Posted January 15, 2015

We know the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose legacy we celebrate as a nation in just a few days.

Posted January 08, 2015

So you made a New Years resolution just a week ago and youve already broken it. Welcome to the club.

Posted January 01, 2015

Empty lines on dated pages are set, ready and waiting to be filled with the black ink and pencil marks that shape the year as our lives fill the days.

Posted December 24, 2014

Moses wanted more of God. He wanted to understand him, to know him intimately. So he prayed, If it is true that you look favorably on me, let me know your ways so I may understand you more fully and continue to enjoy your favor.

Posted December 18, 2014

This time of year, lights strung up around our homes proclaim a warm welcome, usher us into the firelight, the flickering candlelight, the colorful glow of family trees. The lights elicit an exciting sense of hope; they help ready us for the coming holiday.

Posted December 11, 2014

He gave up Heaven, power and honor in exchange for a dirty feeding trough, helplessness and a cross.

Posted December 05, 2014

Waiting for peace; hoping for joy; anticipating something wonderful. All of creation waits in earnest for the time of salvation.

Posted November 27, 2014

Every one of us has been blessed by God, but so few of us recognize His hand on our lives. And those of us who do recognize His providence so rarely take the time to express our gratitude. All too often our thanks is missing.

Posted November 20, 2014

Those famous words from our favorite modern president, Ronald Reagan, never rang more true than when the freedoms of religion and of speech were recently threatened for pastors in Houston, Texas.

Posted November 13, 2014

Weve all felt that bittersweet longing for familiar places and people. Our experience of homesickness increases with age.

Posted November 06, 2014

Where are you looking for your fulfillment? To simple pleasures? To hard work and success? To beauty and art or justice and honor?

Posted October 31, 2014

Apathy toward indecent, uncivil, and immoral behavior has been the undoing of many a nation throughout history. Nations who replace a relationship with God for secular idols are quickly filled with individuals who are apathetic about how they treat others, and ultimately become nations marred by selfishness and greed.

Posted October 23, 2014

How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fogits here a little while, then its gone.

Posted October 16, 2014

In todays health-conscious culture, the saying you are what you eat is generally regarded as gospel truth. We know its important to eat well because its obvious that our lives are deeply affected by the quality of our diets. How much more important is it to watch what we put into our minds and pay attention to how it affects us?

Posted October 09, 2014

Pornography is everywhere. Its an evil with far-reaching affects that damage many layers of society. But no one is hurt more by the overwhelming presence of pornography in our society than children.

Posted September 25, 2014

Is it our self-medicated cure for boredom; or an expression of our obsession with ourselves?

Posted September 18, 2014

If you could take any aspect from the family you grew up in and bring it into the family you have created, what would it be? A certain holiday tradition? The way your home was always filled with visitors? The friendship and affection your parents had for each other? Or maybe even the tough, but refining love they showed you?

Posted September 11, 2014

The US Constitution begins with the words, We the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union

Posted September 05, 2014

As my daughter, Kristin, and I recently browsed through my last book, 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family, we came across a chapter entitled, Vow To Be The Parent (Not Your Childs Best Friend). I had to laugh to myself because Kristinmy third and youngest childis now 22 and married, and I know my days of "active parenting" are more or less over. She is now first and foremost a friend. As long as there is breath in me I will be her mother - ready to provide counsel and advice as I am invited to share it.