Does God Really Keep Me Safe?

“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still” Exodus 14:14 (NIV).  Why does God allow horrific things happen? As a parent, this has been a particularly hard question to answer. I teach my kids to trust God, to pray and ask for His protection, but even in their short lives, badContinue reading “Does God Really Keep Me Safe?”

Whose Children Are They?

“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.” I Corinthians 16:13 (NIV) The world we live in is scary.  Or it can be.  Watch the news for a few days and there’ll be plenty to keep you up at night: Murders, kidnappings, terrorist threats, and possible natural disasters to nameContinue reading “Whose Children Are They?”

The Glue that Holds Us Together

“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God” I John 4:7 (NIV) Every family has something that connects them.  For some it’s a love of sports.  Others join together around the family piano or drum set for impromptu jazz sessions. Continue reading “The Glue that Holds Us Together”

I Want to be a Prairie Dog

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. ‘Honor your father and mother’—which is the first commandment with a promise—‘so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.’ Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction ofContinue reading “I Want to be a Prairie Dog”

Grandparents Are Great!

“…but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments” Exodus 20:6 (NIV). I love watching our children with their grandparents.  The interactions between both sets make my heart happy. The love that passes between them, the bonds they have formed and which continue to deepen make me proud. Continue reading “Grandparents Are Great!”