A New Beginning

The New Year, that first scoop of peanut butter, starting on the first page of a brand new book, the start of a brand new school year. Don’t we all just love beginnings? It feels so fresh, so full of hope, it’s a time where anything could happen and there is so much to look … More A New Beginning

Lips, Tongue, Words

Children are very entertaining. Their smiles, laughter, words, and silly faces bring delight to those who are watching. Recently we have seen numerous photos of two famous children—Prince George and Princess Charlotte—and the captions give hints about the words spoken or the meaning of their facial expressions. A few months ago, one photo of Princess … More Lips, Tongue, Words

Looking for Wisdom?

My husband, Troy and I just recently received the greatest of all blessings this week: free cable. All joking aside, neither of us had experienced cable since childhood and with our apartment’s recent contract with Spectrum, we received a flashback to scheduled programming, hundreds of channel options (none of which have anything good on), and … More Looking for Wisdom?

Treasure Hunting

Have you ever been on a treasure hunt? One summer when we were at the beach we used the theme “treasure hunting.” Not only did we hunt for shells by day and crabs by night and make cupcakes to look like a treasure map, but, we actually buried a box of treasure in the sand … More Treasure Hunting

Remember My Chains

“Remember my chains.” This is how the apostle Paul ends his letter to the church of Colossae. We are reminded a few other times in the text of Paul’s current imprisonment as he writes this heartfelt letter. However, it is in his last words to these people in which his circumstances really hit home. His … More Remember My Chains

Masterpiece

Do you have a summer project list? Some friends are cleaning out closets, organizing the kids’ toys, painting the front porch, and creating a new patio. Projects require our attention and focus. We are able to use our gifts, talents, and creativity as we work to complete our project. It is gratifying to sit back … More Masterpiece

The Divine Rescue

Imagine being stranded on a desert island with no one around for immediate assistance.  How would you cope? How would you handle the loneliness and disillusionment after days of little food and water, hot sun or cold nights, awaiting a rescue? I just finished a wonderful week of Vacation Bible School (VBS) where the theme … More The Divine Rescue