Changing from the inside-out

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”  (Genesis 1:1) God created.  With a word He placed everything we see into being.  He created us from the outside-in.  God established the Law for […]

You Will Not Be Forgotten

When my third child was born, my oldest was three.  And they were all active boys!  My husband and I were outnumbered and my life was completely up-ended.  For the next three years, I couldn’t […]

No hand-me-down faith

Yesterday, my husband and I celebrated our 27th Wedding Anniversary.  It got me thinking about when we were first married, and our apartment was filled with hand-me-downs.  The dishes were from a grandmother, a rocking chair from […]

Waiting is the hardest part!

Recently my husband and I had a chance to get away for a weekend in San Francisco.  We’ll be celebrating our 27th wedding anniversary in August, and thought it was a good way to reconnect after […]

Tips for Time Management

God has entrusted me with responsibility for a number of things.  For example, I’m responsible for my faith, health, home, children, my role as a wife, and finances.  However, there’s one area of responsibility that […]

And they were amazed …

Matthew 13:54, “Coming to his hometown, he began teaching the people in their synagogue, and they were amazed. ‘Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?’ they asked.” (NIV) When was the […]

Summer Sanity Savers

For those of us with elementary and high school aged children, summer ushers in a season of unscheduled bliss.  Memories of my own carefree childhood summers, including days spent playing at friend’s houses and swimming, […]

Hearing God Speak

This past weekend, Pastor Martin Buehlmann shared about the commission Jesus gave us.  It was a very inspiring message, but one story he told got me thinking.  It was about God speaking to him. Pastor […]

He is a Shield of Refuge!

Do you ever feel like you are being attacked on all sides?  Some days (weeks or months) it seems like I take two steps forward, three steps back.  Normally I manage challenges easily.   My favorite […]