Pride, or Pleasure?

My daughter, Shae, whom many of you know from her blogs Teen, Meet God and Shae’s Days, completed her annual dance recital (three performances) this past Friday and Saturday. I marvel when I watch my daughter dance. She has been blessed with the genes and talent (none from me!) necessary to become an accomplished performer. But… Continue reading Pride, or Pleasure?


How Do We Know God Is Real?

My youngest son posed that question after our bedtime prayers one evening last week. (By the way, why is it that kids have a tendency to ask such deep questions when parents are exhausted, or busy, or both?) I summoned what brain power I had left for the day and considered his question. One simple… Continue reading How Do We Know God Is Real?

The Privilege of Fasting

During a recent discussion about fasting, my family and I pondered the fact that while we choose to fast, much of the world is forced to fast, or even to starve. We are so ridiculously blessed that we have the option of ignoring a fully stocked pantry and refrigerator, and abstaining from food for a… Continue reading The Privilege of Fasting

A Week in Our Lives

My daughter, Shae (Teen, Meet God and Shae's Days), and I thought it would be fun to record and share bits and pieces of our daily lives, as we enjoy reading those sorts of get-to-know-you-better posts. 🙂 We welcome your comments as always, friends! Meredith Sunday, February 10 What an unusual Sunday – icy roads… Continue reading A Week in Our Lives

Chia Seeds & a Little Faith

As I was eating some delicious Mexican chocolate chia pudding this morning, I could not help but shake my head in wonder. What was once a seed reserved for growing grassy hair on “Ch-ch-ch-chia” Pets and Chia Heads has now been shown to be a superfood, and as a bonus, one that can create a… Continue reading Chia Seeds & a Little Faith

Running Your Best Race

Because my family and I are involved in children’s church ministries on Sundays, we rarely hear a morning sermon. Instead, we all have favorite pastors and speakers that we listen to throughout the week, via Spotify, YouTube, or This week, I listened to a message by Paul Chappell, senior pastor at Lancaster Baptist Church… Continue reading Running Your Best Race

Memorize & Meditate: Hebrews 12:1

As I studied Daniel's life for last weekend's post, I was reminded of the importance of faithfulness, patience, and perseverance in the Christian life. It's not a sprint; it's a marathon of which we run a part every day. Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and… Continue reading Memorize & Meditate: Hebrews 12:1