I have to admit, there are times while I’m subbing for music teachers, that an old ache fills my heart. I love teaching music, and I would have enjoyed making that my career. I believe I would have been successful. I just finished a very hectic day for an awesome teacher. She’s great and has … More Don’t Question Your Call
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
He may not leap from the tallest buildings or wear spandex and a cape, but he is MY superhero! He spends his days battling enemies on every front, from without and within, and never complains. At times, I believe if I could see them, I’d see a whole host of demonic beasties flapping and snarling … More My superhero
I recently bought a remote-controlled truck for my three-year-old grandson. It was second-hand, but the woman assured me that it worked. So, we took it home, put batteries in it and, voila, the motor ignited. Hooray! However, our enthusiasm was short-lived, because when the wheels hit the floor, it stopped. As I’ve mentioned before, I … More Mrs. Fix-it Strikes Again!
This past week, I had the privilege to visit Lincoln’s hometown of Springfield, Illinois. We toured the house and visited his presidential library and museum. I was nearly brought to tears because of the museum’s wonderful portrayal of this great man, who was destined by God to lead our country through some of its darkest … More Lincoln’s Greatness
We often use the word “footprint” to describe the area over which something occurs or is effective, e.g. the area where a signal from a communications satellite can be received. So, how big is God’s footprint? Some folks just believe that He started this whole ordeal called “life on planet earth” and then went on … More God’s Footprint
This week, while subbing in a public high school, I sat and listened to two seniors exclaiming over a senior project. It was a slideshow of all the seniors, showing their lives throughout their school years—quite a project, and well done, I might add. However, as I heard the Lord’s name over and over again, … More Dare to Stand…
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 have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. 1 Corinthians 3:2 Milk and meat—Paul uses these two food groups to describe different levels of Biblical learning: milk represents the baby steps and meat, the larger lessons which require … More Don’t Forget the Milk!
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!