I came across a quote somewhere this week. I wish I could remember where so I could give the author proper credit. Basically, this quote said that having the label of Christian does not indicate that the person is or even intends to be concerned about the well being of others. Yikes – harsh!! Yet, alarmingly, too often a true statement of what we encounter in the world… Continue reading
It is time to give myself a heart to heart. Continue reading
My daughter and I are slowly working our way through the Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. This was a beloved series in my youth. I read and re-read each book. I could probably tell each of the stories from memory! Continue reading
Does it seem that we are increasingly quick to separate, divide, and deflect blame? There is a right and a wrong, the good and the bad. We avoid the gray areas and focus on our differences. If I can point out someone else’s faults, it makes me feel just a little bit better about myself. Maybe this is why my kids feel the need to tattle on each other… Continue reading
One week ago, Sunday morning… It was cold and dreary outside. I woke up extremely stressed about the things I hoped to complete that day. (So much for that day of rest.) The to do list continued to swim in my head; an impossible puzzle of tasks in a short span of time. My logical self couldn’t make sense of it! Continue reading
I like rules. Rules tell me if I have met expectations, conformed with societal norms. My kids like rules – usually. Rules provide structure, keep them safe, help those little developing brains with messy decisions… “I want to make this unsafe choice on the playground. My friends will think it is cool. But my mom and dad would say no.”
Through my own journey of faith, I have been told over and over again that I am beloved. I was created, and I am adored, much loved, cherished, treasured, prized, highly regarded, admired, esteemed by the Creator. I know this is truth – for me and for all creation.
I came across this declaration in my notes from a bible study years ago: Continue reading