The Lord Knows

This picture was taken on our church property in Texas as we were leaving for a visit to Tennessee for some much needed family time. We enjoyed our short time together and visits with loved ones – family and friends. During that week, several changes occurred and are still in progress. Changes are in schedules, locations, Read More

My Family Names

On a recent day that creative inspiration visited me, a can of red paint, a piece of kindling and my Cricut machine all met together. Without much thought or effort, this rustic family name sign was created – perfectly resting above the fireplace where it was originally headed.  "A GOOD name is rather to be Read More

Christmas Gifts & Teachers

This morning, my children were loaded with teacher gifts as they left for school. It is humbling to realize how many hours of life teachers and coaches give to helping students. Many hours are spent unseen – preparing, praying, planning, working, grading, etc… The hours turn into months and on into years of faithful service. In Romans Read More

Words ~ From the Heart

“What Susie says of Sally says more of Susie than of Sally!” This quote has circulated across my eye gate a few times, and it is truth. Talking about others in derogative ways is damaging. Jesus would never talk this way to or about someone. In churches, what is the reason for division? Are new Read More

Getting By Without Getting Caught

Recently, I earned my first speeding ticket. I was not in a hurry, but I was not paying attention to my speed in my son's sportsy car. As I neared the bottom of the hill, I saw a policeman coming from a place where policemen are often parked. Of course, my immediate thoughts were, "Oh, no! I hope Read More

Becoming a Woman of Great Faith

“And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth Read More

Government Shut Down- WIC

Today, this article –WIC Programs Shutting Down As Federal Government Comes To Halt– caught my eye…and my heart. The government shutting down WIC Programs must affect many people. Though our family has certainly qualified for WIC services for many years, we have not ever enrolled as of today. We have struggled with making ends meet. Though it has been very Read More