Discipleship Takes Time

All right. Imagine those in your life with whom you have an influence. This might be your kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, cousins, cousins’ kids, neighbors, friends, co-workers, the list goes on. Now I want you to think for a moment about how invested you are in those people’s lives. Who are you the most invested…

Small Decisions

Do you ever feel a tension as if you’re wavering between two different instructions? Perhaps the law of the land conflicts with the law of the Lord. Or perhaps you’re wavering between two very Biblical commands. Romans 13:1 NASB “Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and…

Family Relations

Since getting married, it has become common for extended family to stay with us over holidays or for a week here or there. It’s also become just as common for us to go stay with family. At first this might have seemed a bit strange, but it has become “the norm.” In fact, it has…

Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan

Jim Gaffigan, known as the “clean comedian” spent most of his jokes talking about food…until he had children. In this book Dad is Fat, he speaks about parenting from his comedic, hilarious perspective. With short easy to read chapters, I highly suggest this to anyone with or thinking of having children—especially to dads! My husband…

Wisdom is Better

  Sometimes I’ll pass a big house and be super overwhelmed and impressed at either it’s size, fanciness, or some other aspect. Occasionally though, I’ll see a house so massive that it makes even big houses seem small in comparison. Most of the time I see these mansions on earth, I think about our heavenly…

Benaiah

    I don’t know about you, but spiders freak me out! I can kill them, but not without screaming! I pray often that the Lord will let me see the spiders before they see me…and eat me alive! Yes, this may sound like a silly fear, but let’s admit it, we all have them….

Why Cats are like Babies

10. Both cats and babies need someone to take care of their poop! 9. Trimming their nails works out about the same. They both wiggle and it’s equally as difficult to trim a cat’s nails as a baby’s. 8. Both cats and babies are really cute and do really cute things. 7. Both cats and…

Servant-like

  I once heard Dr. Tony Evans say that you can tell how servant-like you are when you get treated like a servant. I don’t know about you, but I certainly do not like being treated like a servant! I’m one of those few people that really enjoyed working in catering. I loved the organization,…

Babywise

Babywise by Bucknam and Ezzo Written nearly 25 years ago, yet updated and still relevant today. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. However, you will find people either love or hate this book. Let me tell you why I love it. It works! Even if you don’t follow it perfectly, but try your hardest,…

Bible Prophecy

Do you get overwhelmed by some of the Bible’s Old Testament prophecies? I confess, it can be quite confusing and definitely, overwhelming! Thank God for good teachers and scholars who have gone before us to study and explain the Scriptures so we understand. I hear my Bible study teacher spends something like 20 hours a…

How Unpopular is Negativity?

I have recently noticed a shift in our society. We have stopped thinking and critiquing things as much. On the one hand, this is a good thing because overall, it’s more popular to be upbeat and positive. However, on the other hand, because we do not think or critique as much, many times people speak…

Readiness

  Sometimes I hear people say, “I’m SO not ready for kids.” Or they’ll say, “if you wait to have kids until you’re ready, you’ll never have them.” Whatever the version of that, it always has to do with our readiness. But that’s completely the wrong focus. People worry about getting to the place where…