Saturday, August 18, 2018

Heavenly Father,

You hold this school year in YOUR hands. Guard our children from all forces that would tear them from you. Let our children shine the light of YOUR love in their thoughts, words and actions.

Let them be forces of justice, standing up for the bullied and...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

"Closed doors can be painful. Dreams, like preaching the gospel in Asia, die. Sometimes it means a different role or traveling companions. But when I see closed doors as a nudge of the Shepherd using his hook to keep me from a path I wasn’t meant to take, they are caus...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

"The tribe is there, but at times it is so terribly invisible."

Friday, September 29, 2017

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

I know there are people who love surprises. I am not one of them. Some people love spontaneity. There was a time that I did, but it was before four children.

I am a planner's planner. I own planners. I make notes. I plan vacations complete with hours, maps and cost. In...

Monday, July 10, 2017

My husband and I have been in our house twenty years now. When we first bought our property, the half acre was mostly grass, with just a row of hostas across the back of the house.

Methodically we changed that. Steve tilled up the grass along the edge of the woods and w...

Saturday, June 10, 2017

In Genesis chapter two we see a beautiful glimpse of God walking with man. God shaped Adam with His own hands. He breathed into his nostrils the breath that brought him life. He brought all the animals and birds to Adam to see what Adam would name them, and when God se...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

When your children are little, there are times they say “no” to what you ask them to do. Sometimes it’s cute.

Sometimes it’s not.

Even littles can wear you down and resist discipline to the point you wonder if it’s worth it.

Add ten to fifteen years and the tantrum looks...

Monday, March 27, 2017

Jesus invited people to become His disciple with the phrase, "Follow me."

The disciples (Peter, Andrew, James, John, Matthew, etc.) did so, while others, including the rich young man, declined the invitation.

As disciples we're called to follow, too. Jesus said, "Whoever...

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