If you’re like me, you do your best to plan and be proactive. We plan, we schedule, and we organize our lives in our attempt to control them to the best of our ability. Truth is, we don’t have as much control over our lives as we would like to believe. Unforeseen events occur every […]
5 Ways to Avoid Raising Spoiled Kids by Joanna Teigen From the time we fell in love, Rob and I dreamed of raising a big family. It felt like just a few short years before we were parenting a full house with four children. Life with siblings meant our kids were used to hand-me-downs, sharing toys […]
Friend to Friend Fourteen exhausted, sweaty teenage boys plopped down on the bottom step of the gymnasium bleachers—my son being one of them. The assistant Junior Varsity basketball coach paced back and forth, lecturing them on the error of their ways. In the style of Sergeant Carter addressing Gomer Pyle, he yelled, “Who’s talking?” The […]
The story of Christmas is familiar. Many of us can recite verses and sing choruses that recap the holy day without so much as a second thought. It’s said that familiarity breeds contempt – so I wonder. I wonder and I search my heart. When I sit and search long enough to listen to God’s […]
As Bing Crosby crooned, “I’ll be home for Christmas,” on the radio, I scowled at the moving boxes cluttering my living room. Well, I won’t be! I thought with an ache in my chest. Our house had sold to buyers who were eager to settle in before the holidays. We faced weeks of living out of […]
Who in the world would wait until Christmas Eve to do their Christmas shopping? I find it hard to believe the statistics that show December 24th is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, so one season I decided to venture out to the stores and see for myself. I usually have my […]
What Do You See When You Look In The Mirror? What do you see when you look in the mirror? Do you see yourself as God sees you? I was in the sixth grade when I first ventured into the House of Mirrors at my hometown county fair—a mere 12 years old. My friends and […]
God has a perfect plan for a path to a renewed joy and a redeemed future that’s probably one you can’t even fathom. Trust Him.
Don’t Miss the Joy of Dirty Socks by Sharon Jaynes Have you ever had something happen in your life that was a wake-up call. I mean it really got you thinking about what in the world you are doing in life? I still remember the day I God stopped me in my tracks and reminded […]
Today’s Truth I praise You because You made me in an amazing and wonderful way. What You have done is wonderful. I know this very well. You saw my bones being formed as I took shape in my mother’s body. When I was put together there, You saw my body as it was formed. All […]
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Friend to Friend I have a confession to make. When I was in high school, I never read the books we were supposed to have read in English class. I read the Cliffs Notes study guides and got by. But a decade later, I decided to go back and get that high school reading […]
Have you ever wished you could tear certain chapters out of your story? Or that you could erase the painful pages? If so, this post is for you. I’m writing over at Proverbs 31 Ministries today and wanted to share this with you too. Let’ me start with a game my son and I played […]
You can celebrate Faith, Family, and Freedom with Peace 107 just like Patrick does. Four yr old Patrick recites the Pledge of Allegiance every weekday at 7am with Peace 107. 6am – The National Anthem 7am – The Pledge of Allegiance 8am – The Lord’s Prayer 4pm – America the Beautiful 5pm – God […]
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