In three short months I will be a mother-in-law. This mother of three boys could not be more ecstatic! God seems to have handpicked this lovely young woman for my oldest son and she will soon be an official member of our family.
It’s actually pretty rare that I am totally wordless. But this is one of those days. The only word that keeps rolling around on my tongue is celebrate. Why? Because I have a lot to celebrate!
When the boys were little the Christmas season was preceded by the “clean out” season. I could not stand the thought off adding new toys, clothes, games and gadgets to the already unruly piles of toys, clothes, games and gadgets populating my home!
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants. Psalm 116:15 NIV My Uncle Bob went to be with Jesus a few days ago. He was 90 years old, married to the love of his life for 65 years, and had raised three wonderful kids. My heart is heavy with sadness, joy and gratitude.
I’m looking at fear in a different way this week, because fear has visited in a different way this week. Yes, very often fear creeps into our lives, slithering like a snake, quietly, almost imperceptibly.
It was a beautiful sunny day – perfect for a walk at Independence Grove. As I made my way around the last loop surrounding the lake I spotted a large turtle sunning himself (or herself?) on a rock near the shore.
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sward, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
Are you a planner? Or are you more apt to take the “fly by the seat of your pants” approach to life? I fall somewhere in the middle of the spectrum.
The disciples, seeing the Master with their own eyes, were exuberant. Jesus repeated his greeting: “Peace to you. Just as the Father sent me, I send you.”
Eight months ago a dear friend of mine was in an accident. She fought valiantly for her life for many months. Unfortunately, on January 30th, my friend left this place.
My oldest son is a senior in high school so this has been an interesting year for us. He is in the middle of the process of trying to determine where he will continue his education.
Is your purpose on this earth a clear and compelling force in your life? Are you embracing your unique pathway toward this purpose as an exciting journey with God?
When my girls were little there was a part of the bedtime routine that I would dread - combing out their hair after their bath or shower.
Luke missed the bus this morning. And I got mad. I drive him in almost every day, for crying out loud.
I got one of those calls the other night. You know the kind of call that drops your heart into your stomach and immediately changes your focus and attention.
I rode my bike today. That may not seem like such a big deal to some of you, but to me, it is! My bike must be at least 15 years old.
I have been wondering for a long time if God really cares about our physical bodies, our physical beauty? Based on what I learned growing up, I would have to say, “no.”
Yet he [Abraham] did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. Romans 4:20-21
We’re all familiar with the saying “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” I have a friend who lives by that motto.