“What a nice group of people.” The comment was made several times, and I had to agree. Of course, they were all my relatives! Two aunts, three cousins and spouses, my dear mother (in whose honor the hot dog roast was organized), my sister and her husband, two of our children and their families, and … More The top of the “Spirit-chain”
Father’s Day. I’m so thankful that we have this holiday worked into our calendar. As I watched my son-in-law fold his six feet two inch frame into a kiddie car with his two year old son, I was so proud of him and felt so blessed! That action spoke volumes to his son! Some of you … More Thanks, Dad! I Love You!
I came across this “poem”–it’s more of a prayer–the other day and thought I’d share it for Mother’s Day. Our oldest turned thirty this year! How did that happen? As I read the poem, it seemed like yesterday that I was the one in the hospital giving birth. Tommy arrived at 2:47 am after twenty-two … More Thank You, Lord
I always loved these drawings that have subtle differences, and your task is to find them! It reminds me of these two verses in Joshua, except the differences aren’t too subtle! But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the LORD charged you, to love the LORD … More What’s Missing?
As we headed to the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon with our evangelist friends, I was once again reminded of another visit there. Although our canyon is nothing compared to the “real” Grand Canyon, it is still quite a site. The deep gorge carved by the Pine Creek over billions and billions of years (just wanted to … More Deadly Shortcut at the PA Grand Canyon
“Your carrots look really good,” my mom said as she looked out my kitchen window. Ah yes, two lacy green rows of baby carrot tops all in a straight row – nice and thick. “Yes, I bought my seeds from the local hardware store,” I said. “Only paid fifty-two cents for a half scoop of … More Too Much Green in My Garden?
Well, it’s official – our last little (or not so little!) bird just flew the nest. As he said, “Good night. I’ll see you in the morning,” for the last time, a lump came to my throat – the same lump that has been lodging itself there for the past few weeks! The Lord has … More Empty Nest is for the Birds
“When it comes to church and religion, I think it’s important to let my child make his own choice whether or not he wants to go.” This statement always amazes me. Can you imagine if a parent applied this mentality to school, or the dentist, or the doctor? Why do we fall back on this … More Best Words on Parenting in the Bible
Drama queen – someone who gets too upset or angry over small problems Too – more than is needed or wanted; more than is suitable or enough Small – less in size or amount than is average It’s amazing what a few little words will do to a definition. If you take out the words … More DRAMA QUEEN
Success – my husband would say, and I agree, that success is finding the will of God and doing it! So, to be a successful Dad would be to find God’s will for a father, and do it. That sounds like a very tall order, and it is! The following poem has always been special … More The Successful Dad (and Granddad!)