Recently I began a Bible study with my oldest daughter and a few of her friends. At our first meeting all I had were Bibles and notebooks for the girls, but no Bible study book or even a topic. My prayer going into this study was that God would reveal what these girls most need… Continue reading Worth
You know that old saying about getting your ducks in a row? My ducks aren’t in a row…in fact, I’m sure my ducks aren’t even in the same pond. I really want them to be…at least in the same pond. Golly, I don’t care about lines. I was never particularly fond of staying in the… Continue reading Ducks in a Row? Nope…not even in the same pond.
I’ve been learning a lot about love lately. Loving my children well. Loving my friends well. Loving my family well. Loving my Lord the best. And especially how the Lord loves me.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.
Give thanks to the God of gods, for his steadfast love endures forever.
Give thanks to the Lord of lords, for his steadfast love endures forever.
To him who alone does great wonders, for his steadfast love endures forever.
To him who by understanding made the heavens, for his steadfast love endures forever;
To him who spread out the earth above the waters, for his steadfast love endures forever; to him who made the great lights, for his steadfast love endures forever; the sun to rule over the day, for his steadfast love endures forever; the moon and the stars to rule over the night, for his steadfast love endures forever;…
I wrote this poem when I was serving as a short term missionary at a women’s shelter in Maryland about 22 years ago. (Could I really be that old? That’s nuts!!) God had met me exactly where I was at that time…serving Him and yet struggling with so much. Now, I read it and find… Continue reading Loved Me Even More
There is something profoundly painful about a child saying they want to leave. It cuts to the core. I know that when my children say things like, “I’ll just go live with Dad,” or “I’ll just go live with insert name” or even “I want a different mommy,” it’s more about being frustrated than actually… Continue reading Leaving is Not an Option…This Family is About Staying
I’m so thankful I was asked to post something for www.familymatters.net — this is my first official post! I hope you enjoy it. I cannot begin to tell you what a blessing forgiveness is to those of us who have been hurt and heartbroken because of someone else’s actions and for those of us who mess up daily…actually isn’t that all of us? I pray that you will see the great gift forgiveness is to receive and to offer.
Here’s my newest blog at MomLife Today — I hope you enjoy it! BTW this is a great site for moms in all stages and seasons!