As I headed down to the garden to make my repair, I reflected on how the Lord is keenly aware of me and my needs.
As we travel our personal road to Emmaus, we can find comfort in the prophet's words to us, "Please know this: if everything and everyone else in the world whom you trust should fail, Jesus Christ... will never fail you."
These cakes were so beautiful to me, because they represented inclusion, reaching out, and love. The cake day was a gift to my daughter that made her feel loved, and for a moment, she was a teenager enjoying friendship and fun. I am grateful for cake.
In all his insecurities about playing his first scrimmage, Gabe decided to simply follow his older brother around the ice finding safety in following his brother’s lead.
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Have you ever felt surrounded by people but still very much alone? When I was 19 I had an experience that forever changed how I view friendship and our truest friend, Jesus.
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.
It never fails. Whenever I step into the shower, begin cooking dinner, or turn the ignition on my car, my cell phone rings. It is comical how my dad always seems to call at the most inconvenient, busiest time of the day. But when I think about my sweet dad and his penchant for phone … Continue reading Fathers
Lately, we’ve heard the word ‘essential’ used quite a bit. By definition, the word essential means something that is absolutely necessary or indispensable. People have jobs that are essential, or nonessential. Businesses and services are either essential or nonessential. Travel can be essential or nonessential. A desire to see a medical professional can be deemed … Continue reading Just What is Essential?
Now, when confronted with tragedies and disappointments, instead of allowing panic and hopelessness to creep in, I take a deep breath and direct my thoughts to the many times I’ve seen God’s hand in the significant as well as the trivial concerns of my life.