Category Family

Jesus is Still Speaking

Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him. John 14:21

…I Will Give Them JESUS

And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. Joshua […]

Wear Lasting Make-Up

Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct. Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold […]

Does God Want Perfection Or Me?

And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to His teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to Him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” Luke 10:39-40

Leaving a Crack in the Door

do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 (ESV)

Lasting Influence, Fleeting Control

Train up a child in the way that he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

You Can’t: How to Make Your Spouse…

Pray. Read the Bible. Listen. Communicate. Tithe. Save. Cook. Clean. Show affection. Initiate intimacy. Spend time. Be faithful. Stay. Whew…It would seem that ‘making’ our spouse ‘do’ what we want requires a lot effort, doesn’t it? Not from their perspective, but from ours. It would seem we want to create this super-spouse more than they […]

Picked Up, Dusted Off and Encouraged

As children we’re encouraged by our parents through accomplishments and failures, good and bad days, with tender words and loving actions. Our biggest ‘encouragers’ to all of life’s childhood dilemmas. As teenage years dawn on us and influences and responsibilities come our way, we’re encouraged by our friends. Experiences seen and shared through the same […]

Saturday Morning Prayers…and then Cartoons

Breakfast was prepared and eaten. Orange juice and apple juice drank. Dishes and cups were rinsed and placed in the sink. And mommy was told thank you. And then she remembered her own thanks to give. Thank you Jesus for another day under your grace, Saturday morning grace. Her four-year-old son ran off to watch Saturday morning […]

A Hand-Washed Prayer

Leviticus 10:10 You must distinguish between what is sacred and what is common, what is ceremonially unclean and what is clean. There are things in our everyday lives that are delicate, that we handle with the utmost care. And for all the meaningful things on our laundry list, there are priorities at the forefront. Faith in God, time in […]