Tag Archives: family

Refreshing Rain

Daily Truth: ” As the rain cometh down….so shall my Word be.”  Isaiah 55:10-11   Refreshing Rain. I am one of those odd moms that lets her kids play in the rain.  I’m not talking a downpour, just a soft rain that doesn’t seem to stop. Their imaginations seem to open up even more and the backyard is suddenly an area of endless possibilities.  Umbrellas
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Are You an Encouragement? Six Examples from the Bible

Daily Truth:  “When they read it they rejoiced over its encouragement.”  Acts 15:31 The word encouragement can be a noun or a verb.  As a noun it “is the act of encouraging”  “the state of being encouraged” or “something that encourages”.  As a verb it “is to inspire or give courage”. Encouragement should therefore inspire, give courage, and add strength to one’s character. In Acts 15:31 a
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This Do in Remembrance

Daily Truth:  “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of Me.” I Corinthians 11:24 This do in remembrance of Me. We had communion in church tonight.  It is always a reflective time for me and yes, it always brings tears to my eyes.  I think even more so since my dad has passed. You see, the thought
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Honor to Whom Honor

Daily Truth: “Render therefore to all their due…honor to whom honor.” Honor to whom honor.   Last night was the hubs birthday.  Now, I know he is ummm…. years old but I still like to do a theme for his birthday. So, considering that the kids and I were away from him for 28 VERY long days, we did a “Super Hero” party –
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Two are Better than One

Daily Truth:  “Two are better than one….For if they fall, one will lift up his companion.”  Ecclesiastes 4:9   Two ARE better than one. This past month I have experienced just a taste of what it would be like to be a single mom.  I’ve been at my mom’s house for a month with the kids. Love being with my family but miss the
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Father’s Day: Giving Honor to a Great Dad

Daily Truth: “Honor your father…which is the first commandment with promise.”  Ephesians 6:2   Honor your father is such a passe’ phrase in this day. How are most father’s portrayed? Well, let me give you an idea…lazy, sitting in front of the TV, remote in one hand,              demanding, self absorbed, and ignorant of all that goes on around them.  Basically, a space filler. However,
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Enjoying the Joys of My Heart

Daily Truth: “God keeps him busy with the joy of his heart.”  Ecclesiastes 5:20b Summer is FINALLY here!  You know what I love the most about summer?  It is the fact that I get to spend it with four of my favorite people and the “joys of my heart” – my kiddos! I thrive on “no schedule”.  (This is why I could never home school my
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Motherhood- An Amazing Race

Daily Truths:  “Let us run with patience [endurance] the race that is set before us.”  Hebrews 12:1    I am a mother and I am a runner.  This weekend I ran an amazing race and when I went home after the race, I continued running another amazing race – the race of motherhood.   This weekend, a number of my friends and I ran
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How to Practice with Our Children

Daily Truth:  “Train up a child in the way that he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6   What do plays, symphonies. concerts, and children all have in common?  Each need to practice multiple times before they are expected to perform. We would never dream of going to a concert in which the performers haven’t
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How to Help Children Understand the Boston Tragedy through God’s Truths – Truths for Tots

Daily Truth: “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.  “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are my ways higher than your ways, And my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9   I am not packaging the Boston Tragedy into a neat and tidy Christian package with expected answers.  This is Christianity
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