Let’s talk about Sex.

Let’s talk about Sex.

Oh no! A Christian blog write up can’t talk about sex! WHAT?! Yes, I can and should. Guess what!? NEW FLASH  – God created all things which means He created sex, and like all of God’s creation and goodness the Devil has tried to ruin it. (For the...
Goal Setting

Goal Setting

  Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. Proverbs 16:3 Hey, friends first of all Happy New Year! New year, new plans, new goals, and most of all a new day. I know keeping a New Year’s Resolution can be tricky and I’m not a resolution...
My  Confession of Sin

My Confession of Sin

We all have a sin we justify. We tell ourselves it’s not that big of a deal. We ask forgiveness for it once in a while but we just kind of poo-poo it away. Here’s my confession: I swear and use foul language. As a young teen, it was cool right. I felt like...
The Cycle

The Cycle

Part of the purpose of Life Made Radiant is to share how God is working in people’s lives. God doesn’t give up on us – he continues to transform us. The amazing thing about God is He truly wants us to be closer to Him. I find that shocking, radical,...
Calm In The Storm

Calm In The Storm

“Be thankful.” “Count your blessings.” “Rejoice in the Lord.” How many times in your life have you heard this? For me, too many times to count. To be thankful for the trails, be grateful when I feel alone and abandoned, or rejoice when I just failed. How is that...
Healing From Heartbreak

Healing From Heartbreak

Melissa Garland is out guest blog writer this week. A friend of mine from way back in the day of high school. She shares from the depths of her heart her love of Christ and the brokenness she has faced. I asked Melissa to share her story. I know it wasn’t easy...
Let Go and Fly!

Let Go and Fly!

BIO: Melissa Harrington Manary is a daughter of God, wife, mother of 5, and missionary in Romania. She just finished her Master’s degree in Christian Counseling this year. Melissa has been active in ministry for decades and has a huge heart to encourage women....
When Life Hurts

When Life Hurts

Here’s the truth – the raw and ugly truth: faith is not easy. If it was everybody would have faith and live a godly life. Currently, I am struggling with faith concerning our timetable for when things are “supposed” to happen. This is quite different than...
Mother’s Day Appreciation

Mother’s Day Appreciation

I’ve seen a lot of social commentary lately about people judging other moms for everything they do and don’t do in life. Here is my Mother’s Day message: honestly, we are all just trying to do our best. I think it’s good to remember that we all have different paths,...
Kristina’s Story – Part 2: College Bound

Kristina’s Story – Part 2: College Bound

If you haven’t read Kristina’s Story – Part 1: When I was little yet, click here.  So, I’ve lived a perfect life since. I’d be lying if that were true. I have not lived a perfect life in fact far from it. I have tried though not to be...