My son and I have earned an overdue break from our home school, so I decided an extended trip to my parents home was in order. I arrived and my mother was sick. I pulled or strained a muscle in my back and then my son caught a nasty cold. Through it all, we’ve enjoyed […]

This World Doesn’t Have Any Flavor

You are the salt of the earth. ~ Matthew 5:13 Last week my ten-year-old son was eating a meal I prepared when he said, “Hmmm…Mom, you make the best fish in the world.” You know my heart was blessed by that. There are many times he rocks and moans as he eats his food which […]

Praying The Promises: 40 Days of Prayers For Our Children

Today starts our 40 Days of Praying Promises For Our Children. (See how to join the challenge at the end.) I just watched the video for today and was encouraged. I found it interesting that a soon to be empty-nester was the first to share. Her encouraging words about adult children and God’s promises with […]

Ephesians – July 2016

So, here’s today’s bit of truth. I’m not a huge fan of Bible reading plans, particularly those Bible-In-A-Year plans. I know they get people reading the Bible, but  the exercise is nearly trendy for some. Do we just want to rush through the word of God or learn something from it? I have found in […]

How Do You Learn To Trust God?

Have you ever been in a situation that looked so bleak that the only one you could count on to get you out of the mess was God? But with that, you weren’t sure if God was going to come through?You didn’t know if you could depend on Him, so you created your own plan […]

Press June 2016 – Week 3 – Self-Examination

Our Prayer focus for this week is Self-Examination! Focus Scripture Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:  And see if [there be any] wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. ~ Psalm 139:23-24 I spent a little time this past week examining myself. I […]

God Is Our Father

When I was growing up, my father was fond of nicknames, so he assigned one to each of us. Because I was tall, my first was “Giant.” While some tall girls tried to shrink themselves, embarrassed because they towered over all the boys, I was proud. I pushed back my shoulders and owned my height. […]

Week 3 of PRESS JUNE 2016 – Renewal

Our Prayer focus for this week is Renewal. Renewal is all about you! Focus Scripture   Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.        ~ Psalm 51:10 Today was one of those days where I woke up completely exhausted. Not just tired in my body, but heart-tired, […]

Week 2 of PRESS – Stand

It’s said that it takes 21 days to develop a new habit. It’s day 6 for PRESS. I hope you’re hanging in here with me, but more importantly, that if you’re still with us, you’re feeling good about the commitment to this prayer challenge. Last week was a short week and our theme was consistency. […]