The calendar is full and getting fuller; the bank account is empty and getting emptier. The to-do list lengthens each day, and the radio blares out commercials and “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” and the latest political scandal. The children fight and yell, run around full of manic energy, flop around bored. It is […]
This is the fourth post in a series about prayer. You can read the whole series here. Supplication is asking– even begging– for something earnestly. It is the final step in our ACTS of prayer– the part of prayer we tend to think of most often when we think of praying. One of the things […]
It’s been awhile since I blogged. Here are things that are on my mind tonight. 🙂 ******** Last week Art and I went to a conference for pastors and pastors’ wives, and it was such a good experience. I sat in ten sessions– 8 preaching-type services and 2 workshops– and had my mind and heart […]
I do not often like the way God changes me. And just when I have my focus laser-sharp on the Thing that I think God should deal with in my life, He does something completely different and I am on my knees again, crying out– what?
Gratitude is unspeakably important in our lives as believers. Thanksgiving in prayer is an opportunity to thank God not just in general, but specifically—for things He is doing in our lives, for blessings we see and hold in our hands day by day.
I have been a closed door. I have been a well-defended castle keep, building up walls and moats and shooting arrows at anyone who got too close. I have hidden myself.
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And in the new light, God created the sea and the sky and the animals and the trees. He created the sun to rule by day and the moon to rule by night. He […]
You should really spend time reading God’s Word every day, you know. You should pray too. For your husband and your children and your marriage and yourself and your church and the missionaries and the orphans and widows and your friends and the homeless. You should strive to keep your house livably clean, at the […]
I am from corn on the cob, from Commodore 64s and guitar music. I am from the house on Main Street, boxy and white, from the aroma of fresh cake pulled from the oven. I am from the house on 15th Street too. I am from grass clippings collected in the red wagon, from helicopter […]
It’s Saturday! Time for more mediocre pictures of our week’s activities! I know. You’ve been living for this moment, right? So here’s some of the stuff we’ve been doing this week. This was a fun activity. We painted on foil and then used q-tips to draw pictures in the paint. Then we pressed white paper […]