Once a year we give out Bibles to our First Graders. It’s an exciting time for these young readers, and a delight to see their sweet faces as they take ownership of […]
Love and Broken Hearts
Life is precious. Why something so obvious needs to be said is beyond my scope of understanding. But it’s true. Humanly speaking, we often take life for granted. We live like today–this […]
Not So Long Ago–In a Land Far, Far Away
It was only a month ago that we arrived back home from our visit to Madagascar. The temperatures here today are in the single digits, with a wind chill below 0 degrees. […]
Wordless Wednesday: Merry Christmas 2014!
Tapping Into Your Inner Duck Dynasty: How to Be Happy, Happy, Happy During the Holidays
Someone on Facebook posed this question: “If we’re so thankful, why is it that the day after Thanksgiving, we’re all rushing out to get more of the “stuff” that the world says […]
I awoke to the morning sounds of roosters crowing and birds singing. An open window with screens lets the breeze in and keeps the mosquitos out. It’s very different to wake up […]
Winning the “What if?” Battle
So much of worry starts in a battle of the mind. Our thoughts consume us to the point that we start wondering if what could happen, probably is going to happen–and that’s […]
Wordless Wednesday: Fall Finale
The Countdown Has Begun!
Truth be told, I’ve been counting down a l o o o n n g time! Madagascar is on the horizon, and I’m packing, making lists, and praying for wisdom in the […]
Sometimes A Girl’s Gotta Cry
Sometimes… A girl’s just gotta cry. Sometimes it is joy, sometimes it’s grief. Sometimes it’s both–at exactly the same moment. The wonderful and the painful joined together in such raw emotion […]
4 Truths About Prayer from a Four-Year- Old
There’s not a soul on this earth that has taught me more about prayer than my children and grandchildren. The honest prayers of my precious little ones have moved me to tears […]
Wordless Wednesday (sort of)
“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe in Him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” […]
What Do I Know of Holy?
Sounds like a tall task to me. If you had seen the tree-climbing, roof-jumping, I-can-do-anything-a-boy-can-do, tomboy that used any excuse to get out of doing the dishes, you would never have believed […]
Letting Them Go–Again!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Unashamedly, I am that Mom. The one that has never looked forward to school starting again. My youngest of four is starting his third […]
Changing A Child’s Perspective
“Look! There’s a real farm, just like on T.V.!!” I chuckled at the seriousness of this young man, but was amazed that it was coming from a sincere fourth grader. Wow! I know […]