“Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again”; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enoughContinue reading “EXULT IN THE MONOTONOUS”

You’ve got to keep going for now. Your part in His kingdom is needed ~

I was inspired by this one line from one of Ann Voskamp’s devotion (A Letter for the Long Haul) that showed up in my inbox just when I seemed to really need just this kind of encouragement. It is easy to underestimate our part in the Kingdom, yet if we each played our role (noContinue reading “You’ve got to keep going for now. Your part in His kingdom is needed ~”

As the twig is bent, so grows the tree

This story is taken from John Lawrence’s Book | The 7 Laws of the Harvest Several years ago, “Our Daily Bread” carried an article by an anonymous author on the power of example.  It would be worth repeating it here. “One day when Junior was 14 he noticed his father wearing a happy grin asContinue reading “As the twig is bent, so grows the tree”

Children Learn What They Live

Children Learn What They Live  By: Dorothy Law Nolte If a child lives with criticism, HE learns to condemn. If a child lives with hostility, HE learns to fight. If a child lives with ridicule, HE learns to be shy If a child lives with shame, HE learns to feel guilty. If a child livesContinue reading “Children Learn What They Live”

Honoring God’s Choice

If there’s ever a story in the Bible that has moved and broken my heart on the subject of the untimely death of such an amazing person, it must be that of Jonathan. My humanity compels me to a complicated conflicted emotional tag between God’s choice (David) and Israel’s rightful heir (Jonathan) who is setContinue reading “Honoring God’s Choice”

Only what is real can nourish

Walking inside Hobby Lobby recently, I was so tempted to buy the new colorful synthetic blooms of artificial flowers on sale for our garden. What stopped me was the memory I cannot erase of just last summer (2017) how beautiful our backyard looked (so many colorful breathtaking flowers) that the previous home owners had nurturedContinue reading “Only what is real can nourish”