Thousands of dollars spent to bring our house back to the condition it was when we left it. Countless hours of driving and work, plus the thousands of dollars, that we won’t get back in the selling process. We have been dealing with the stress, time, effort, mental fatigue and “negotiations” which led to us […]
In American culture, we often struggle to retain the perspective that God is holy and that He reigns. We’re always battling for control of our lives, forgetting His sovereignty. I admit that sometimes I even forget to consider Him in decisions. It is those times that we desperately need to adjust our perspective. We must view […]
My friend Sarah wrote an awesome post to Christian students about ways to be effective in public schools. I love what she shared, I don’t disagree with her at all. However, her post rekindled a tension within me that I felt compelled to share and that is a challenge to Christian parents of students in public […]
The embarrassing truth The other night, my husband and I watched a movie that was filled with cussing. Every curse word we heard had us cringing, sighing, and wondering why. Yet we watched it til the end! I’m ashamed to admit it, but it is what it is. The movie was truly awful, and did […]
Sometimes, I don’t feel Christian. There. It has been said. Something a lot of us think at times, but won’t dear vocalize. Maybe it is because we are afraid others will judge us. Or that we are in horrible sin. Either way, we don’t feel it. I struggled for a long time with the reason. […]
Our evening tradition of reading a couple of chapters in the Bible and praying together as a family always ends with us tucking in our kids. I’ll tuck in one as my husband tucks in the other and then we swap. These past few nights my daughter has been asking for a mommy/daughter date. She […]
Did you know that simply smiling could lift an entire demeanor, raise attitudes, and impact others? Being joyful, despite circumstances, elevates our perspective and causes us to rest from stress and worry. We are more likely to talk to someone we don’t know if they are smiling. Proverbs is a great place to find some […]
The phone rang while we were out at dinner with the high school booster club. It was a noisy room, and Derek walked out to the patio so he could take the call. When he came back, I saw a sudden change to his face, his skin had turned an odd grayish color. I knew […]
Nature photography is one of my favorite styles of photography. I really enjoy capturing the creative aspect of God’s imagination. Therefore, as an amateur behind the lens, I wanted to get some tips and help in honing those skills. I’m grateful for the chance to receive this book for a review!
When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say, It is well, it is well with my soul.