Author: Dara Halydier

Dara Halydier is a pastor’s wife, a Bible teacher, a conference and retreat speaker, a mentor, a friend, and the mother of 5 grown boys! She homeschooled for 21 wonderful years is now encouraging other homeschooling families by speaking across the nation at homeschool conferences.

Where does your strength come from? Honestly, sometimes it comes from sheer determination, denial, selfish ambition, or attempting to prove something to others. These can all be motivations to keep pushing, but their strength will wear out. Instead, I remember (sometimes), that my strength must come from God. “Whoever serves…

Who’s In Charge?

Who’s In Charge?

Who’s in charge? You thought you were, then WHAM! Life happened. When my friend, Kathy, got cancer her immediate question was “Why not me?” I asked her why she didn’t ask instead, “Why me?” She said that she was a member of the human race. Rain (and sin, destruction, disease,…

Patience

Patience

There is the little girl that prays for patience and tells God to hurry up and give it to her! I have been that little girl. Have you? Patience seems to be one of the fruits of the Spirit that is just out of reach. Even when we begin to see…

Security

Security

I want to feel secure, wrapped with love and protection, unafraid of the chaos and evil of this world. Don’t you? I did a word search on the word security in the Bible. I was surprised at what I found, but then again, not so surprised. Let me tell you what…

Mrs. America

Mrs. America

My daughter-in-law, Victoria Halydier, is competing this weekend in the Mrs. America pageant. So, Victoria, this is for you and for all the beautiful Christian women reading this. God has made you beautiful. He has clothed you with grace and righteousness, with dignity and strength. Outward beauty will fade as…

True Love

True Love

Love is a fruit of the Spirit. Once we have truly experienced the Father’s love, then we are free to love one another. Others are no threat to us – we are loved. Other’s opinions do not matter – we are loved by God. Our emotions will not rule over us or…

Heart Attack: Surgery

Heart Attack: Surgery

Burned out, stressed out, and not experiencing the abundant life? Your spiritual heart attack may require surgery. Take your flesh heart to Jesus and let Him remove the callouses that are keeping you from fruitful fulfillment in life. Unfeeling. Uncaring. Apathetic. Content to lie around and just be left alone….