• Listening, not listening and God-given opportunities

    January 7, 2016

    My husband and I have selected a "word for the…

    My husband and I have selected a “word for the year” the past few years.  Hospitality was our word in 2014; discipline was 2015’s choice….

  • Book Review: Home is Where My People Are

    October 1, 2015

    I decided I would read 24 books this year.  One…

    I decided I would read 24 books this year.  One would be the Bible in its entirety. The other 23 were not determined ahead of…

  • O God, I Want…

    September 17, 2015

    This past April I admitted something to God I hadn't…

    This past April I admitted something to God I hadn’t really admitted before.  I’m sure it wasn’t news to him. (smile) But, in some ways,…

  • Is Spring Break Over?

    September 9, 2015

    Please tell me you can relate to this.  I've had…

    Please tell me you can relate to this.  I’ve had times where I know I *should* talk to someone.  But I put it off.  And…

  • “Sticks & Stones…”

    March 18, 2015

    We tell kids things like, “A lot of times someone…

    We tell kids things like, “A lot of times someone puts others down to make himself feel better.” Or, “It sounds like he exaggerated to…

  • Good news, parents — you’re qualified

    March 11, 2015

    "I am certain that God, who began the good work…

    “I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when…

  • That’s my job?

    March 4, 2015

    "And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that…

    “And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today.  Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about…