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...
Simon, Simon!

Simon, Simon!

 “Simon, Simon.” Jesus said, “Look, Satan has been allowed to have you that he may sift you like wheat.” Christ’s words echoed in Peter’s mind as the cock crowed a third time. He shoulders slumped as unchecked tears poured from his eyes. At what point did Peter...
Remember the Great Grandparents

Remember the Great Grandparents

Many children today not only have grandparents, but also great grandparents. My own grandchildren have three great grandparents who are still involved in their lives. Often it is the grandparent who bridges the gap between the younger and older generation. My mother,...

A New “Normal” for 2017

Well, it is 2017 . . . Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and my son’s birthday have all been celebrated at my house! Today I’m taking down the Christmas tree and my husband is taking down the outside Christmas lights. Life is getting back to “normal”. “Normal” life...
Our Top Five Reasons for Being There

Our Top Five Reasons for Being There

Now that the new year is here, many people find themselves thinking about “time” . . .in particular, how best to use the time we have to the glory of God. For example, as a grandparent, I want to make sure I am intentionally using the time God has given me...
2016’s Blessings

2016’s Blessings

Can you believe it? Another year, 2016, is in the history books. As 2017 begins, it can be so easy to be so focused on the things we are planning for 2017 we forget to take time to thank God for His many blessings – big and small – from 2016. So,...