Italy with our grandson. It happened, and was everything we hoped it would be. The writing about it part, however, has been slow to come about. You know, this thing called life keeps distracting me. But here I am. We live in different parts of the country, so Doug and I decided to book our … Continue reading Italy, With Grandchildren, Arrival Day
Dreams for the future. There are the big dreams: my children loving and obeying the Lord, living long and healthy lives, having lots and lots of grandchildren who will then grow up to love and serve the Lord. These are the most important dreams, the ones we would die to see fulfilled. Then there’s the … Continue reading Dreams Do Come True
Do you ever have a moment when something you’ve read hundreds of times hits you with a new insight you can’t believe you missed before? I had one of those moments this morning while reading the gospel of John. The contrast of how the Jews and the Samaritans reacted to the Savior struck me hard. … Continue reading Got Water?
Sitting on the floor with the musical nativity on her lap, my granddaughter listens in wonder and tries to sing along with the songs it plays. Tiny shoulders sway as she dances, oddly enough, to the tune of We Three Kings. I love Christmas and delight in watching my grandchildren learn to love it as … Continue reading Celebrate Christmas, Traditionally
Several weeks ago, our pastor preached about forgiveness. His words have lingered with me, mulling over and over in my mind. As with most people, I am well familiar with the Lord’s prayer and the many Bible verses talking about forgiving our brother. “Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.” Mt. 6:12 “Whenever … Continue reading The Weighty Side of Forgiveness