The Comfort of Physical Touch

Mark 8:22: “They came to Bethsaida, and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him.”    About a month ago our littlest one developed croup.  He has not been sick since before his first birthday, so he does not really remember what it feels like to feel bad.  So, from FridayContinue reading “The Comfort of Physical Touch”

Taste Test, Anyone?

Psalm 119:103: “How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” Some people love salty snacks; others crave “to die for” sweets.  Some hate sweets altogether and prefer only organic, natural fruits and vegetables.  Every one of us was created with unique taste buds and preferences for certain foods andContinue reading “Taste Test, Anyone?”

Is That Something Good I Smell?

Philippians 4:18: “…They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.” What is enjoyable for one person to smell may be a turnoff for someone else.  I personally enjoy the smell of brewing coffee, salt mixed with sand at the beach, anything over 100 calories with chocolate in it baking in the oven,Continue reading “Is That Something Good I Smell?”

Do You Hear What I Hear?

I Corinthians 2:9:  “However, as it is written: ‘No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him -” I love all kinds of music.  My favorites include all Christmas carols, contemporary Christian music, Jim Brickman, jazz…well, you get the idea.  How many ofContinue reading “Do You Hear What I Hear?”

What is that I See?

Psalm 19:1: “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” A beautiful sunrise, a baby’s first smile, the sun shining through trees against a backdrop of newly fallen snow, the multi colors of autumn leaves, the different shades of green mixed together in the summertime trees, leaves, andContinue reading “What is that I See?”

Christmas: Ritual or Relationship?

Luke 2:17-18: “When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.” Christmas has always been my favorite holiday of the year.  I feel very blessed because most holidays are celebrated for oneContinue reading “Christmas: Ritual or Relationship?”

Definition of True Friendship

“True friendship, according to the Bible, involves loyalty, sacrifice, compromise, and yes, emotional attachment” (GotQuestions.org).  “It’s been said that everlasting friends go periods of time without speaking and never question their friendship.  These friends pick up phones like they just spoke yesterday, regardless of how long it has been or how far away they live,Continue reading “Definition of True Friendship”

Variety of Packages Under the Christmas Tree

Romans 12:4-5 “Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” If your family is anything like mine, there is a reason for which wrappingContinue reading “Variety of Packages Under the Christmas Tree”

Stretching Without Breaking – The Other Side of the Story

Psalm 103:13-14:  “As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.” Last time we talked about the important ways to help your child stretch in order to achieve the independence and maturity requiredContinue reading “Stretching Without Breaking – The Other Side of the Story”