December 17, 2012
Our tree is a little “different” this year. Read more
November 19, 2012
Thanksgiving didn’t originate with man. Long before we were born, God set in motion a reason–and an opportunity–to give thanks. Throughout the Bible, God instructed His people to bring a “thanks” offering. Why give thanks? 1 Chronicles 16:24 says, Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.”
September 25, 2012
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth even more. During his message as a guest speaker for our church Sunday, Max Lacado showed this you-tube video to illustrate the depth of God’s love and grace for us. I just wanted to pass it on. Whether you’ve seen it or not, it’s worth reviewing often. What a powerful picture of not only a mom laying down her life for her kids, but of a Savior who gave His all for us! Read more
June 11, 2012
You might describe your father as your own superhero. Some of you might use less flattering words. Many either don’t remember or never had a real dad.
My own dad was a wonderful, caring man. But none of us could call our fathers perfect. Here are five characteristics of the perfect father. Know anyone like this? Read more
May 7, 2012
Years ago, I wrote this poem for my mom on Mother’s Day. I’m sharing it with you today as a tribute to my late mom and to mothers everywhere. By now, you can tell that I enjoy Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s poetry? Read more
April 16, 2012
The Pictures Tell the Story
Most of us heard about Hilary Rosen’s recent comments when she said Mitt Romney’s wife ”has actually never worked a day in her life.” A firestorm erupted with those words, and stay-at-home moms perked up to disagree. I’m re-posting this blog from two years ago, because to me it’s a beautiful illustration that a woman’s work is never done.
While this is only a bird‘s eye view of motherhood, I hope this encouragement for mothers will remind every mom, whether a stay-at home or otherwise, how valuable her “work” truly is. If you are a mom, we applaud you and celebrate you today–and everyday! God does, too!
A Bird’s Eye View of Motherhood
Every year a robin, cardinal, or blue-jay builds its nest somewhere in our back yard. But this is the first time I’ve ever watched its “family” grow. This is the first time a bird has ever nested on top of one of our gutters, protected under the eaves of the house. And this is the first time I ever witnessed a baby robin–or any “baby” bird take its first flight, and see the nest empty before my eyes. Read more
February 6, 2012
There are so many reasons I love kids. In today’s blog I’ve only listed five. My post is short, but short is sometimes good! I hope this poem I wrote brings you a smile or two: Read more
December 11, 2011
Day 11 – Jehovah Rapha, The God Who Heals
Lord, more than ever, so many need Your healing–body, soul, and spirit. In their times of greatest pain they sometimes hide from You, thinking You will not know–or even care.
You Are Our Only Hope
But You are Jehovah Rapha, the God Who Heals. You are our only hope. Read more
December 3, 2011
Day 3 – Everlasting Father
Lord, what child hasn’t longed for a tender, compassionate father–one who never breaks his promises and one who will never desert his family?
Earthly Father vs. Everlasting Father
But our earthly dads are often limited by their humanness. At times even their best attempts at fathering will appear flawed, and they will occasionally disappoint us. Some surrender in exhaustion and despair at the sheer responsibility. Others keep on loving and serving their families the best way they can, eager to mirror Your character.
But You, Lord, are the Everlasting Father–the One who knows perfectly what we need. With Your great wisdom You give us only what is best. Read more
October 25, 2011
What kind of gifts do you give your children? Last week we talked about three of the five best gifts you can give your children. We could list many more. But here are the last two: Read more