How is your “press” going? Are you “pressing?” I’m not talking about removing a wrinkle in your shirt—I’m talking about checking for a possible wrinkle in your life. The Greek word for press is more often translated as “persecute” (24 times–the only thing I can figure is, if you are going to persecute someone, … More Press, follow… persecute?
This is really a challenge to mothers. I’m listening to Blue Castle by Lucy Maud Montgomery, and the main character just confessed to a friend that she doesn’t like her mother, never did. The following is an excerpt from the book: “Why,”—she [Valency] had a desperate desire that Barney should know the worst about … More Do I Love My Mother?
Do you have one of these in your life—you know, the child that knows just what to say to get your blood boiling? I’ve been teaching children for forty years in various capacities: piano teacher, public and Christian school teacher, homeschool teacher, junior church and Sunday school teacher, Children’s Club and now Master Club teacher. … More Button-pushing Cherub
This past week, we visited our son and his wife AND our youngest grandson, Caleb—our Christmas baby! While there, I began working on a little booklet which is a compilation of Matthew Henry’s notes on Proverbs 31. As I was reading and copying and pasting and organizing the information into a booklet, my daughter-in-law … More My Daughters, My Treasures
Dorothy really did get it right—there’s no place like home! Last week, we returned home after traveling nearly 2,500 miles, through nine states: Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota (our point of GREAT interest—but that’s another post!), Missouri, and Kentucky. What a wonderful country I am privileged to call home, and we didn’t … More Our Heavenly Home
Matthew 7:23: And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. This is not only the saddest verse in the Bible, but it is also the most frightening verse as well. As a point of reference, this chapter is part of what we call “The Sermon … More The Saddest Verse in the Bible or Who Goes to Hell?
Well, how did you make out yesterday: Sunday? Did you make it to church, Sunday School, PM service? Life is full of choices, and those choices shape who we are and what we believe about ourselves, others, and God. Choices: I went to church vs. I did not go to church That decision may have … More Why Go to Church…
I’ve been teaching piano lessons now for over forty years, and I’ve had a lot of different students! Some have gone on to college, majoring in music, while others didn’t make it past the first year! I’ve noticed something over the years, and my conclusion may surprise you: I’d rather have a student who is … More Talent or Tenacity?
PARENTS – if you are looking for great articles for parenting, check out No Greater Joy. You may be tempted to discount them at first glance, but there is MUCH truth in what they say. Just apply one of my pastor’s favorite quotes: Eat the fish and spit out the bones, although, when it comes … More Strong Children – No Greater Joy!
Our lives are ordered by the Lord, and He does this through people and circumstances which He sends our way. This week has been a flurry of activity in a kaleidoscope of directions, which is probably true for most of us; however, dealing with death does not drop into the schedule every week. A dear … More Your Living Legacy