Fasting for Spiritual & Physical Health

As I write this, I'm fasting. I wish I could say that I'm fasting to meet a great spiritual need (although sharing that with the world would be Pharisaical and defeat the whole purpose of fasting!), but honestly, I'm not. In recent months, my husband and I began incorporating intermittent fasting into our regular diet… Continue reading Fasting for Spiritual & Physical Health

Memorize & Meditate: Philippians 4:4-6

This week, my younger son asked if he and his siblings could memorize this verse. He is learning the importance of having a positive attitude and turning his problems over to the Lord. I trust these verses will encourage you as well! Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation… Continue reading Memorize & Meditate: Philippians 4:4-6

Old Soul Quotes: First

While reading Leviticus these past few weeks, I've noticed that the Israelites were repeatedly asked to give God their first and best of everything. How our lives would be transformed if we did that today! Wishing you a lovely Sunday, in which worship takes first place in your day. What word would you like me… Continue reading Old Soul Quotes: First

The Man Who Obeyed without Question

God in his wisdom included many examples in Scripture of men who questioned God and lacked faith. With their human frailties, these people are a reminder that God can transform the most flawed among us in order to accomplish his will. But a shining example of one who showed great faith was Abraham, who never… Continue reading The Man Who Obeyed without Question

Mother-Daughter October 1st Photo Collaboration

My daughter (of Shae's Days and Teen, Meet God) and I collaborated on a photo shoot earlier this spring. Since then, autumn has transformed our surroundings. This week, we went out together again, this time at sunset, to capture the changes in my garden and in the fields across the road. Meredith - soybeans Shae… Continue reading Mother-Daughter October 1st Photo Collaboration

Memorize & Meditate: Psalm 46:10-11

Fall is a busy season in my family's life! There's a hurried feeling in the air along with the chill, as we work to complete certain home and garden projects before the cold weather sets in. That's why I cherish the time each morning during which I can be quiet and calm, inside and out,… Continue reading Memorize & Meditate: Psalm 46:10-11

Old Soul Quotes: Harvest

Harvest season is in full swing on the farms in our area, and farmers are working day and night to bring in their crops of soybeans and corn. This time of year always reminds me of the harvest Jesus spoke of in Luke 10, and how we must work as hard to reap those "crops"… Continue reading Old Soul Quotes: Harvest

Two Women Who Seized the Day

How I love the book of Judges, chock-full as it is of stories of God's heroes and heroines! My class of young Sunday church students stays spellbound when we study the lives of Ehud, Gideon, Samson, Deborah, and Jael. No-nonsense Deborah was a prophetess and judge who generally spent her time settled under a palm… Continue reading Two Women Who Seized the Day

All Things Wise & Wonderful

There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise: The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks; The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands; The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings'… Continue reading All Things Wise & Wonderful