Your Legacy, Curse or Blessing?

The following are the words of a beautiful song by Sara Groves. Her songs speak to me in such a powerful way - I hope they might for you as well. I have the highlighted chorus written on a card that I keep within view to remind me of how my actions and attitude can … Continue reading Your Legacy, Curse or Blessing?

What is “Real Food” Anyway?!

"Real Food" is the newer way to describe what we boomers commonly referred to as "Whole Foods." The change was perhaps needed to differentiate between a philosophy of food consumption and the natural grocer, "Whole Foods™." What is confusing to me, and I believe others, is that there are many definitions of the term "Real Food" and include restrictive diets … Continue reading What is “Real Food” Anyway?!

Rainbows

As a child growing up, my parents would always call us to the window or even outside to see rainbows. There is something so magical and captivating about them. If you are a believer in God or a follower of Christ rainbows are significant. After the flood, as recorded in the book of Genesis, God … Continue reading Rainbows

On Becoming Wise

In Proverbs (24:3), King Solomon wrote: "Through wisdom, a house is built, and through understanding, it is established." Making wise decisions as a married couple is an essential component in allowing your home to be life-giving and not draining. It is so incredibly important that both spouses, individually and together, make every effort to do … Continue reading On Becoming Wise

“The Books”

My husband and I have moved 20 times in 32 years of marriage. To say that our grown children or we have struggled to call any place "home" is an understatement. For those of you who have frequently moved as a family, you understand what I'm saying. When my boys were young, and finances were … Continue reading “The Books”

Doing Great Harm

I recently saw this quote on Pinterest- "One doesn't have to operate with great malice to do great harm. The absence of empathy and understanding are sufficient". (Charles M. Blow, journalist) Have you experienced a significant relationship with someone who lacked empathy and made little effort to understand you? This can happen, even with those … Continue reading Doing Great Harm

Evolving

Have you ever heard someone say, "I'm not going to change!"? I certainly have and may have said that statement myself, on occasion. I've been thinking about the possibility of someone never changing. Throughout our lives, we keep evolving as we experience life. The only way to avoid change would be stubbornness or intellectual laziness. … Continue reading Evolving

Reprogramming Our Default Mode

We each think we have the corner on the market regarding truth. I remember hearing a pastor speak years ago about how the church (regardless of our denomination) may hold certain views today as non-negotiables but may have a new set twenty years from now. Our parents, with a clean conscience, believed certain things and … Continue reading Reprogramming Our Default Mode

Prayer

Pray without ceasing. (I Thessalonians 5:17) I struggled with prayer for many years, or to be more honest, decades. I felt it a Christian obligation. I would try to find time alone while I was raising our boys to go through my laundry list of praise and then petition. It was less than heartfelt many days. Sometime … Continue reading Prayer

Idols

We all have idols, children (me), desire for security (me), praise from others, careers, sports, personal achievement and so on  . . . Everything I listed above represents good things however when we heap too much attention and affection on those things, we lose perspective and make idols. I think one of the reasons we … Continue reading Idols