What might have been…
A mother and her daughter loaded the last of the baskets and boxes into their van. Pulling out of the parking lot, they headed downhill to a red light. The mother listened as a laundry basket tipped and the contents slid out.
“Oh great,” she said. Now what? [...]
If you are a child of God these three things are wise to consider for your life:
1. Have a mentor. This person will most likely be older than you, but the key is that they are someone you respect, and can learn from. Someone who will lead by example and encourage you to [...]
(with apologies to Robert Browning)
If I forget (and I can count on that happening daily),
You still remember, God! If these sticky, chapped hands of mine
Stop clinging to you (in my life, I am the clingee with my own clingers), yet Your hands divine
Hold me so firmly that I cannot fall (please tell me I’m [...]
What Kind of a Mom Am I?
“I took some cookies to my daughter’s class. I wanted her to have something extra to put in with her Valentine cards. We were going to make them together last night, but when I made the dough, I didn’t read that the recipe said to chill for [...]
Where is your favorite “alone with the Lord” location? Wish-list answers might be “an empty ocean beach”, “perched on a warm rock by a mountain stream”, or “snuggled into a window seat”. Maybe your reality is “a kitchen table at 4 a.m.”, or “I’m a mom—what’s ‘alone’ again?”
Did anyone pick this place—a spot outdoors…smelly, noisy [...]
Purses in my life represent a timeline of sorts. I first started using one in Gr. 6. I was euphoric when I was allowed to take one to school twice a week. I stashed it with important things like tissues, a mirror, and my secret decoder ring.
In high-school, every girl had a purse, whether she [...]
What? Keeping in my keep? I don’t even know if I have one! You do. The Bible talks about it in Psalm 18:2…
The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
She stood there, gripping the chain saw as it rumbled eagerly in the early morning fog. The fingers of her other hand curled around a pitchfork handle. The plants watched…..waited, quaking in their roots.
OK. So it wouldn’t make the top ten reading list. Still, my plants would probably concur that this “slash and bag” method [...]
For Those Who Hurt
By Dr. Terry L. Coomer
Text: Psalm 37:1-8 “Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in [...]