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

Memorize & Meditate: I Corinthians 15:57-58

Sometimes, the sheer amount of work that must be accomplished at my house can be a bit overwhelming. (I'm sure you can relate!) But whether it's school work or house work, paid work or volunteer work, it's a comfort to know that God values, assists, and rewards hard work done for his glory. But thanks… Continue reading Memorize & Meditate: I Corinthians 15:57-58

Memorize & Meditate: I Timothy 4:12

(Note: I scheduled this to be published on Monday as usual, and although it showed up on my site, it didn't seem to appear on the reader. So we'll try this again!) This week's passage contains powerful and inspiring words for Christian kids, who need support in a world that sometimes judges them unfairly or… Continue reading Memorize & Meditate: I Timothy 4:12

Memorize & Meditate: I Timothy 4:12

This week's passage contains powerful and inspiring words for Christian kids, who need support in a world that sometimes judges them unfairly or misunderstands their faith. In that light, I'm having my three children memorize this passage this week. Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word,… Continue reading Memorize & Meditate: I Timothy 4:12

It’s Not Fair…And That’s Okay

On Saturday, our kids and a couple of others from their 4-H club attended our state 4-H robotics competition for the first time. They had been preparing for this competition for a couple of months, programming their Lego EV3 robots to perform a series of designated tasks. After programming the robots to perform each individual… Continue reading It’s Not Fair…And That’s Okay

An Ornament Most Precious

It's the day after Christmas, and all through our house, not a creature is stirring. All is quiet—no Christmas music, no happy conversation, no feet running up and down the stairs. But the quiet is not a bad thing, since our family spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in some form of noisemaking. On Christmas… Continue reading An Ornament Most Precious

Potlucks and Praise

It's that time of year when introverts like me must face the hard fact: 'tis the season for parties and potlucks. My daughter thinks it's both sad and amusing that I look at a holiday party as something for which I must brace myself, as she LOVES getting out of the house and visiting with… Continue reading Potlucks and Praise

Small Kindnesses

At my house this week, it seemed as if we were all ships passing in the night. My husband worked his days off from the firehouse at a seasonal job. I spent far more time than usual online, researching various household problems, making our massive monthly grocery list and paying bills. My daughter dealt with… Continue reading Small Kindnesses

Love and a Christmas Program Practice

I truly enjoy teaching junior church. Okay, so the preliminaries are not always fun or convenient. It takes planning and preparation to teach a class of four-to twelve-year-olds. And as my family knows, I am not a morning person, particularly on Sundays, when I have to get up earlier than usual. Sometimes, I think it… Continue reading Love and a Christmas Program Practice