The Israelites wandered in the wilderness for forty years. I’ve often wondered why it took them forty years to get to the Promised Land. Was Moses lost? Were they too afraid? Were they just too comfortable living in the wilderness? Perhaps some part of them wanted to go back to Egypt. At one point “All... Continue Reading →
5 years ago today a little boy arrived in our home through the foster care system. His charming personality, warm heart and bright smile won us over immediately. As we sat in Dairy Queen having an in-depth conversation about living in our home and what that would mean for his future, Nathan asked if we... Continue Reading →
Several years ago my husband, Chris, and I were told we would never have biological children. That's a long story....(a future blog entry) Then we were blessed by foster care, adopted our son, Nathan; my miracle boy. We had a foster daughter, Raechell, and her son, Izaiah, whom we love completely. And then we found out I was pregnant... Continue Reading →
Perhaps I'm alone in this feeling; so overwhelmed by all of life's pressures that have gradually stacked up, one right on top of the other, that I begin to crack a little. Each situation more confounding than the last, the load becomes unbearable and I feel like I'll burst at the seams. I suspect I'm... Continue Reading →
Any time you travel on an airplane, the flight attendants announce that if the oxygen masks drop down, you should first put on your own mask, and ‘then assist small children.’ This is good parenting advice for life in general. Yes, our children have many needs that need to be met, and even more desires... Continue Reading →
"Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things."- Frank A. Clark My husband and I started dating 16 years ago today! Some couples don't celebrate this day, but we have it down to the time. Our first date immediately followed the Olivet Nazarene University Homecoming football... Continue Reading →
Have you ever been so completely overwhelmed by a situation it's as if you're drowning in a sea of regret. Have you ever been to the point where you're asking yourself "what if?", or dreaming about "if only I had done things like differently". Or perhaps you've been so completely overwhelmed by a situation that... Continue Reading →
True love is selfless, self-sacrificing. True love follows the model of Christ.... forgiveness, mercy, and it's not about me.... it's about Jesus first, then others and then me.
How Do We Make a Positive Change in the World Around Us?.