Calm Among the Chaos

Psalms 46:10: “Be still, and know that I am God.” Dogs barking.  Kids fighting.  Baby crying.  TV blaring.  Work deadline looming.  Dinner burning.  The dreaded “To Do” list that sits on the table:  Taxes need to be organized, school papers need to be signed, the house needs to be cleaned, laundry is threatening to overtakeContinue reading “Calm Among the Chaos”

Embracing Their Uniqueness

Proverbs 22:6: “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” (NIV) Children are very different, even if living in the same household.  Some are compliant, some are more challenging, and some are nice enough to meet their parents halfway in between.  Those areContinue reading “Embracing Their Uniqueness”

The Challenge of Blessings Passed On

“…understanding true joy by being more aware of the gifts inherent in our lives every day.  And in the turning of pages I am thinking of all the many gifts I am given that I simply take for granted……and often don’t even think of as a blessing or a gift.”  (Joanne Miller) I was recentlyContinue reading “The Challenge of Blessings Passed On”

Two Jobs Done Well or Ten Jobs with 10,000 Mistakes

Colossians 3:23, ” Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men,” Attending a weekly Bible study, teaching a Sunday School class, acting as PTA President this school year, working on not one, not two, but three huge projects at work, chauffeuring your son to basketballContinue reading “Two Jobs Done Well or Ten Jobs with 10,000 Mistakes”

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”