Hope for the Lonely

He sits in the cold, sterile hospital room, holding her hand, waiting for those inevitable words from the doctor. “I am sorry sir…she’s gone.” His heart aches with unimaginable pain as he watches the third person he has loved so deeply in his 80 years of life, pass away from this monster disease. Cancer. First, the wife of his youth, and mother of his 2 children. Next his oldest child, his best friend, his son. And now his dearly loved {Read More}

Advent: A Season of Waiting and Anticipation

The Advent season is upon us. One of my favorite times of the year. There are always so many things I want to do during this time.  I often choose to try to do too many of them, and end up doing none of them very well.  Can you relate? As a mom, my responsibility and privelage is to point my children to Christ day in and day out.  At Christmas time it is a joy and delight to make {Read More}

Celebrating Easter – Books & Devotionals

DEVOTIONALS This year I purchased Amon’s Adventure, and we have been reading that leading up to Easter.  Have you ever read the Jotham’s Journey Advent books for Christmas?  Well, this one just came out by the same author, except for Easter…meet Jotham’s son, Amon!  This is a great, fun, Easter devotional for kids (older kids, maybe 5+) The other Devotional we love is the Lenten Lights devotional by Desiring God.  You can print that online for free HERE! BOOKS Take {Read More}

Goal Setting ~ Part 1 – God’s Word

With the New Year rolling in, I thought it would be helpful to take a step by step look at how to set and achieve goals for 2011 or anytime. First we need to take a look at what God’s word has to say about making plans.  The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.  Proverbs 16:9 I first and foremost want to recognize that while planning is a good thing, we must always keep {Read More}