Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 Faith – a difficult concept to master. May our faith be strong as we trust in His promises.
When you see “a right start,” you’re probably thinking this is about how to choose a curriculum, or how to get your kids geared up for a new school year, or how to structure your year… But this important step needs to come before all of that–you need to invest in yourself. Not necessarily weekly manicures, or regular Starbucks lattes,… Read More
Broken. One adjective describes so much in this fallen world we all live in. Broken prongs on the dishwasher rack. Broken springs on the garage door. A broken air conditioner in the heat of July. A broken pie plate. Two broken drinking glasses. A friend’s broken tap shoes, spilling tiny screws across the dance floor. A broken lid on the… Read More
This fall, when my husband’s co-worker approached him, it turned out that he didn’t want to talk shop. Instead he asked, low-voiced and private, if my husband would pray for his family. The month would come up short for them, their two incomes wouldn’t be enough. With hardy assurances and thanks, these two men parted from this brief disclosure one… Read More
The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to start the tradition of family devotions, especially if you receive a bookstore gift card for Christmas. This tradition can be as simple as setting apart time once a week or every evening to read aloud from a devotional book or a children’s Bible and then pray aloud together. Some… Read More
Tis the season for giving! This time of year we have many opportunities to support good causes. We’ve all seen those little red kettles and heard the ringing bells, right? Perhaps it’s supporting missionaries, buying items for an angel tree, filling shoeboxes with goodies, or caroling through the halls of a nursing home that interests us. Whatever we choose, we’d… Read More