There are some days that I can totally relate to the porcupine! I can just feel the quills poking out of my skin. There's one that says, "Don't talk to me!" Another one says, "Don't look at me!" Still another one says, "Everyone leave me alone!" I am sure I look as unlovely as the… Continue reading My Life as a Porcupine
Praise the LORD.[a] Praise the LORD from the heavens; praise Him in the heights above. 2 Praise Him, all His angels; praise Him, all His heavenly hosts. 3 Praise Him, sun and moon; praise Him, all you shining stars. 4 Praise Him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies. 5 Let them praise… Continue reading Praise the Lord
Parenting is hard work! It's exhausting, sometimes unrewarding, demanding, consuming, delightful, encouraging, and totally worth it! But I think that sometimes the hardest part about being a parent is doing the unpopular thing. When no one else supports you in the efforts you are making, it can get very discouraging. You may just want to… Continue reading Prayer for Parents
I saw a segment on "The Today Show" this morning about foul language on television and how parents feel about it for the children's sake. One mom was actually quoted as saying, "I don't really mind it for my children. I think it desensitizes them!" Hmmm. . .I wonder if that woman really understands what… Continue reading Are Your Kids Sensitive?
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world" James 1:27 According to a recent study, there are approximately 163 million orphans around the world. That is 163 million children who have no… Continue reading Orphan Sunday
The gray sky today seems to match the week, or months actually, that we've had. My thoughts are in turmoil as I struggle to find God in all of the trials that seem to beset us, our friends, our family. We have wept and prayed with our friends whose children have undergone intensive, life-threatening surgeries… Continue reading Where Is He?
Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. - Matt. 18:19 It was hardly the place for fellowship. The hard-back chairs, the families waiting, the tension in the air. Two of my dearest friends… Continue reading A Fellowship for James