Sunday we did something we rarely do anymore. We took a picnic to the park. Purchasing fried chicken with sides along with some lemonade and ice tea, we spread our blankets on the ground for a picnic the old fashioned way. As… Read More

Read: Isaiah 43:1-4; John 3:16-17 It is the early morning hours. The time when dawn gently taps me awake, nudging me into consciousness while my body continues to slumber. The first rays of awareness break through, exposing the heaviness that has been… Read More

Read: Romans 12:2-3 Today we had the awesome privilege of spending the afternoon at a friend’s pool. The pool deck is surrounded by beautiful plantings of both perennials and annuals. Her flower pots overflowed with geraniums, petunias and sweet potato vines of… Read More

Read: Isaiah 8:11-17 You might be wondering what in the world this reading has to do with parenting. In my experience as a parent, I spent too much time thinking about what other parents were doing or thought they would do. I… Read More

Adult children. A whole new frontier. Read: Ecclesiastes 3:1-13 No one ever said parenting adult children would be so difficult. Maybe it isn’t the children who are so difficult. I think it might be that as parents, we don’t know how to… Read More

In my studies to obtain my degree, I took Adoloscent Growth and Development. It wasn’t my favorite class. The professor was very soft spoken and I always felt like I couldn’t quite hear what she was saying. She promised we wouldn’t be… Read More

Read: 1 Corinthians 12:22-26 One of the first adjustments a parent makes is sending their children to school. (If you decide to homeschool, the issues are different but still very real. That was not my experience, so I cannot speak to those.)… Read More

You don’t know what you don’t know. I think that’s the reason we become parents. Seriously! If we knew how hard it would be, we might take a second thought. But I know why I had children in spite of how difficult… Read More

Read: Psalm 121 Today as I read this psalm, verses 5 and 6 stand out to me. The last few days have been HOT! When I am outside, I look for shade or something that will protect me from the burning rays… Read More

Summer is in full swing…finally! And it is Saturday! What a great combination!! Read: Ecclesiastes 3:9-13 Today enjoy the fruit of your labor in some way! Allow yourself to sit back, relax and experience God in a fresh way.