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- Monday, September 12, 2016
Every family has its own language. Ours is no exception. A common phrase you'll hear at our house is "just keeping it real."
If I try a new recipe and ask the kids what they think, there's been occasion, (ok, maybe a few), when they've said I didn't need to make that meal again. Next is the we're "just keeping it real" line. There's no pretense. It's about being authentic.
Anne Graham Lotz shares in a recent video interview on ParentCompass.TV that the one thing she would say to parents who are ...Read Full Post »
- Monday, August 15, 2016
One of my favorite memories from college was time spent in my sorority house. Alpha Delta Pi was founded on the highest ideals of Christian womanhood and after Monday night dinners, we'd often sing Christian songs -- one of my favorites was "It Only Takes a Spark." The first stanza always spoke to me:
It only takes a spark
To get a fire going
And soon all those around
Can warm up in its glowing
That's how it is with God's love
Once you've experienced it
You spread His love to ev'ryone
You want to pass ...Read Full Post »
- Monday, July 4, 2016
We have a puzzle that's been in the family for years. We've put it together and taken it a part countless times since my children were toddlers. It's a puzzle of the United States . . . with one piece missing.
The hole in the puzzle is Delaware. We've often imagined finding the missing piece and with Delaware in place, having a better appreciation of the "lay-out of the land." To date, though, the piece remains missing.
I thought about the puzzle when I recently began listening to an audio version of the Bible - listening to His Word has ...Read Full Post »
- Tuesday, June 14, 2016
One of my favorite parts of Sunday morning church service is the Scripture reading. There's something about hearing our pastor read the verse out loud. Hearing the Word read out loud helps set the tone of the service and message for me.
The world, including our country, has reached a place at which a new "tone" needs to be set - as Anne Graham Lotz notes, "in this day of confusion and chaos, hopelessness and helplessness, what would happen if all of us, you and I, hit life's pause button . . . and we listened to the Word of God?"
Anne ...Read Full Post »
- Monday, May 2, 2016
For my daughter's bridal shower gift, I gave her a pair of pearl earrings to wear on her wedding day. I looked at several jewelry stores before deciding on this particular pair. I knew the moment I saw them that they were the "ones" -- small, but not tiny, signature pieces but not overbearing. I'd like them to be an heirloom piece she might one day pass down to her daughter on her wedding day.
The thing is though, as beautiful and meaningful as the earrings are and no matter how much she appreciated the gesture, like most tangible ...Read Full Post »
- Monday, April 11, 2016
At my eldest daughter's last wedding dress fitting, Anne Graham Lotz's observation that being a mother is "one of the most rewarding, hardest and joy-filled positions one can hold," resonated with me.
Looking at my 22-year old who will become a "Mrs." in two weeks, my mind (and heart) wandered through memories of her life and reflected at God's grace every step of the way.
In the newly recorded Mother's Day Special from the Daniel prayer, "A Prayer that Moves Heaven," Anne notes that "being a mother more than any other thing, has taught me that ...Read Full Post »