How to Answer Our Kids’ Questions About God’s Law

They escaped slavery and ten of the most horrific plagues experienced by men. God carved a path in the middle of a sea for his people then turned it to a burial site for their pursuers. For forty years, they wandered in circles while He continually provided sustenance. With God’s help, they had fought battles

One Word 2017: Habits

So, here we are again. A brand new year lies before us. The old one lays behind us as a pleasant memory or as motivation to do better this year. I wrote about that last time. I have been known to jump into a new year with a list of resolutions. Then, everyone got smart

How to Invite Your Kids Into Your Life

Being a mom is not very private. Some of us moms begin parenthood by sharing body space with our little ones. And all moms give what is left of their hearts to that little person long before they lay eyes on them or sign the papers. That, of course, is just the beginning. I don’t

July Building Blocks

  July. The lazy days of summer just seemed to pass us by, and we were running full speed all month. Building Spiritual Life I finished the New Testament epistles and did a study on Proverbs 31. You will be hearing more about that later. Building Relationships We spent time with Jeff’s family for Independence

3 Misconceptions We Have About Gifts

As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all

3 Ways to Fit Self Care Into a Packed Schedule

Managing a household, parenting, working from home or homeschooling can each feel like packing a suitcase. When you put all of them together, you might feel as if the whole thing might explode open at any minute. You have heard the recommendations to take care of yourself first. Yes, you are exhausted from all the

March Building Blocks

March. Can it be we are finished with the first quarter of the year already? We’ve enjoyed some spring-like days as the weather tries to make up its mind in our part of the world. Building Spiritual Life I’m still doing my hymn devotionals and Year of Graces which I mentioned last month. I finished studying

February Building Blocks

  February. My favorite month of the year, I think. I know many hate it because of the weather, but important things happen in February. Valentine’s Day. My birthday. (smile) While some of my goals stalled this month because of a lot of extra treats and activities, I still found it to be a good

I Serve A Dangerous God

In the freshness of new love, I bounded in from a date and exclaimed to my mother, “He is so wonderful! I just feel so….safe….with him.” My sweet mama just smiled, and said, “I think that’s a good sign.” Eighteen years later, I still feel so protected with my head nestled close to his chest

How to Get the Validation We Need Most

His name is Adam. I see him sitting across from me in the kindergarten reading group as we all clutch our little paper readers. He stands and dips his head close to the words and begins. Painstakingly. Slow and stammering. Some kids fidget. I ache for him. The teacher makes corrections as needed, but mostly,