Sharing stories with our children

This week in our Proverbs 31 online Bible study, I especially appreciated Lysa Terkeurst's questions and suggestions at the end of Chapter 24: Do They See Jesus in Me? Here's a summary for your benefit: Think back over your life and pinpoint some specific moments that made your heart leap for … [Read more...]

When you need encouragement

  Sometimes we just need to step back from our every day life and take a deep breath. Some days we need encouragement, a fresh perspective. If that's where you are today, this post is for you. 1. Take time to read God's Word and let it nourish you. Here are some of my favourite … [Read more...]

How do I say, “I love you” so you hear me?

My husband and I recently celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary. (The above picture shows some of the roses my husband bought for me as part of our celebration.) For some people twenty-two years seems like a very long time. For others, we're just getting started. I've been reminded lately that … [Read more...]

Church Tales: Being a Mom is Tough

I don't know what your Sunday mornings are like, but mine are rarely the peaceful, worshipful times I would like them to be. They usually start off well, especially when I get up to have a bath and spend a few quiet minutes reading my Bible and praying while everyone else is still fast asleep. … [Read more...]

Differences in marriage: wedges or building blocks?

My grandfather used to say, "If you marry the right person, there's nothing like it; and if you marry the wrong person, there's nothing like it." Here are some other quotes I found on marriage: "A successful marriage requires falling in love many times with the same person." Mignon … [Read more...]

5 Steps to Crafting a Personal Vision Statement

Last week in our study of Limitless Life by Derwin L. Gray, we discussed work and were challenged to write our own vision statement. If you've never written a personal vision statement, try the process outlined below. If nothing else, you'll learn more about yourself and what motivates you. … [Read more...]

From orphan to adopted: Marinate on that!

I'm being challenged by the Proverbs 31 Online Bible Study using Derwin L. Gray's book Limitless Life. Chapter four of the book is titled, From Orphan to Adopted: "We roam through life lost, looking for a love and identity that no human, no job, no amount of money could ever provide. Our Papa in … [Read more...]

The road to change: Excuses or Honesty?

I stepped on the scale today for my weekly weigh-in and discovered the numbers are getting bigger instead of smaller. The increase is only a few pounds; I'm not discouraged, just motivated to get back on track and make better choices. In the last week, I've used a lot of excuses to make choices I … [Read more...]

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