15 Things That A Young Mom Can Learn From A Seasoned Mom

15 Things That A Young Mom Can Learn From A Seasoned Mom

1. There is rarely a time when a mom feels like she knows what she is doing as a parent. 2. There will never be a time that a mom won't need to ask God for wisdom. 3. The older we get the more clearly we see that we really don't know very much. 4. When older people say, "The...Read More
The Worship Service

The Worship Service

People slowly make their way into the church sanctuary and find a place to sit. Sleepy babies are dropped off safely in the care of waiting nursery workers. The pastor makes his final adjustments to his sermon, the worship leader tunes his guitar,  people eagerly greet each other as they make room for their family or friends. We stand to...Read More
Self-Supremacist or Christ-Supremacist?

Self-Supremacist or Christ-Supremacist?

Whose fault is it - The President, politician, reporter, social media, our culture, white people, African Americans?  Would things be different if we had a different president?  I'm appalled.  You're appalled.  We vent on Facebook about how sad it is and how ignorant people are.  We are saddened. Scared. Angry - and maybe a bit self-righteous? Look in the mirror....Read More
Skincare Routine for Younger Looking Skin

Skincare Routine for Younger Looking Skin

When I was in my mid 40's it hit me that the 50's were closely looming around the corner and I started reading a few blogs written by "mid-life beauty experts".  That is when I learned about things like exfoliating, retinol, peptides, hyaluronic acid, salicylic acid, and CC creams. I started trying things - one tube or pump at a...Read More

Just Give It To Me Straight!

I have been working out, off and on, for several years. When you have a sports medicine-guy husband, a personal trainer son, and a daughter who played volleyball through high school and college - and disciplines herself to work out several times a week no matter how busy she is - you make time to work out! I love to...Read More

Speeding Tickets And God’s Grace

Just a few weeks ago my 23 year old, passionate, impulsive, free spirited, deep thinking, dare-taking son received something in the mail that did NOT make his day. He got his 3rd speeding ticket within a 2 week period. I had to almost literally clamp my hand over my mouth so that I wouldn't give him the "you know you...Read More

He Remembered!

I opened my laptop to get some work done and took a quick detour to Facebook just to see what was happening there. To my surprise I found that the following had been posted on my wall by my 23 year old son: "Romans 13:7- Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue...Read More

When Nothing Makes Sense

It's been 5 years now since the ministry that Brian and I had lived for over 20 years closed down. Those years made sense. It's what we had trained for and felt called to. God combined both of our giftings and training and placed us in a setting where we could be used. Then it suddenly ended and Brian couldn't...Read More

Am I Enough?

"I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing". John 15:5 Now that my children are both in their 20's, I often find myself in the middle of one of those "Remember when you did THIS, mom?" conversations. You...Read More

To Know Me Is To Love Me Anyway

  I met Brian when I was in my sophomore year of college. He was a handsome seminary student and he was everything I had ever dreamed of: godly, compassionate, loyal, romantic, handsome, athletic, he loved people, and he was called to career ministry. Yes. He was everything I had dreamed of  and I was sure that he would never...Read More

I Will Not Let Him Win

Accusation. It stops me in my tracks. Like a sharp knife being thrust into my stomach.  That’s how it feels. Yes. That’s how it feels. The accuser. The enemy. Always looking for an opportunity to attack, defeat, sidetrack, and accuse. That is exactly what he has been doing. I barely even recognized it for what it was until I found myself in a heap on the...Read More

When You Want Your Children To Read God’s Word

Bible before breakfast!" she told me "That's the rule in our house. No Bible. No breakfast!"  Her children were young and she was sincerely attempting to train her children to be in the Word every day. It sounded good to me! I came home and shared this great idea with my husband. "What do you think?", I asked "Maybe we...Read More