Let the Messes in Life Build Character

"Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” Richard Branson Life is not fair.  The quicker our children learn and accept that, the better their lives will be. Parents have a huge responsibility in the care of a child.  We must meet their needs: physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.  Our … Continue reading Let the Messes in Life Build Character

The Love of the Father

“My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline, and do not resent his rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those He loves.” Proverbs 3:11-12 When you love someone, especially a child, you want to take care of all of their needs. You don’t want them to feel pain or fail. It is easy to do everything … Continue reading The Love of the Father

Recruitment Status

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 28:19 I am not sure if I will ever hear God say precisely, “Dear child your purpose in life is…”. My patience gets weary because I want to know because I … Continue reading Recruitment Status

Being Supportive Without Getting Involved

“But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.  But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.”  Galatians 5:15-16 When I hear of people going through painful situations, I want to be helpful and supportive.  I want … Continue reading Being Supportive Without Getting Involved

The (Dis)Connected World

“What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”  Mark 10:9   I like technology.  Fast internet. Emailing.  On-line banking.  Streaming wirelessly through the Blu-ray player to watch Netflix.  Awesome.  But with the good comes the bad.  Our eyes are glued to our smart phones.  When I look around, I don’t see people’s faces. … Continue reading The (Dis)Connected World

It is never too late

“And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Acts 2:21 I love being in church when there is an altar call. When I hear the pastor acknowledge a person accepting Christ, I am filled with joy. Another soul saved. Most times leading a person to Christ is never that easy. … Continue reading It is never too late

Why are we at war with each other?

Disclaimer: This blog post is not about relationships that are abusive in any way. Physical, sexual and mental abuse are serious and one should seek professional help. Please call 911 and find professional help, if you are in a situation like this. “Therefore confess your sins to each other, so that you may be healed. … Continue reading Why are we at war with each other?

The Prayers for My Husband Changed Me

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. … Continue reading The Prayers for My Husband Changed Me

Forget Me Not

“Do not cast me off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength is spent.” Psalm 71:9 My husband's uncle was a hard working Wisconsin dairy farmer. He, also loved keeping record of his ancestry and would host many reunions. During some childhood Summers, my husband would go out to Wisconsin … Continue reading Forget Me Not

Drama in the Family

“When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.” Isaiah 43:2 This verse can be used as a source of hope in … Continue reading Drama in the Family