Choosing to Love

Choosing to Love

None of us are at our best all the time. There are those times when we have the flu or a headache. There are those times when our old sin natures are in control. And there are days when things just don’t go well. All of us, grandparents, parents, children, and...
Faith that Acts

Faith that Acts

A small girl stands at the end of a dock looking down at the surface of a lake. The water is dark, and she cannot see the bottom. She has no idea how deep it is, but she knows it’s over her head. Should she jump? She hesitates, then closes her eyes and propels herself...
Deciding to Trust

Deciding to Trust

Trusting another person isn’t easy, especially if that person has let us down. But trusting is an essential part of loving, and, with God’s help and example, we CAN decide to do it. One summer morning, Scott received a phone call from the local high school. It was...
The Importance of Christmas Traditions

The Importance of Christmas Traditions

Grandpa and Grandma started the tradition. It had long been part of the family celebration when I married into my wife’s family. But I gave it the name it has gone by ever since — The Christmas Eve Junk Food Extravaganza. We gather in the home of Grandpa and Grandma...
Modeling the Bible for Children

Modeling the Bible for Children

The ladies in the church nursery were very impressed. Katelyn was the most polite child they had ever seen. Only 13 months old, and yet she said “please” every time she wanted something. When she wanted to be picked up, she would walk up to an adult, raise her arms...