Some time ago I heard the true story of two parents grieving the untimely loss of a child. A caring church leader extended his love and concern for the family when he visited in their home. Before he left, he asked if they would like to pray with him. Certainly, they responded, we need the … Continue reading Prayers of Gratitude
Our families and our hearts can be strengthened by allowing ourselves to start letting go.
There was a time when I even questioned getting married and having kids at all--I was leaning toward it being a bad idea. No one who was married seemed happy through my teenager eyes. But then I saw the beautiful example a peculiar family; they were like nothing I'd ever seen. They loved, and laughed, and played and seemed genuinely happy. I wanted to know why.
I changed my focus and started thinking about what I would want someone see if they were looking through our windows.
Love is really spelled T-I-M-E. My children quickly forget a couple of small presents they received, but they treasure the memories they are making of snowmobiling in the back yard as a family, of hot cocoa by our old wood burning fire, taking soups to families, telling Christmas stories by the tree at night, and yes.....we are carolers, because we love music, people and goodies!
I am a Martha. Martha was the one “cumbered about much serving.”1 I imagine her running in circles trying to ensure everything was done, that it was all just right. She was busy being busy. And it’s hard for me to fault her. She had a houseful, including the Savior – maybe she wanted to … Continue reading The Gift of Presence
My wish for all those sad hearts is that, especially when you feel hopelessly alone, you will stop and remember where the one true source of comfort is - the Savior, Jesus Christ. Christ has been given many titles: Jehovah, Son of God, Messiah, Holy One, and Redeemer, to name a few. He has also been called the Prince of Peace.
I never considered myself to be a big social media person. That's important. Because everything I'm about to share with you is coming from someone who's not a scroller, and whose primary purpose for social media is in promoting my business. So when I decided to take a 7-day Social Media Vacation, I didn't think … Continue reading My 7-Day Break from Social Media
What a simple truth. Whether we invite God into our lives or not, He is simply always there. It is up to us to extend the invitation. More importantly, are we living our lives in such a way that we can feel His presence?