Tag: children

Daily Reads 08.31.2019

Thirty-four years ago I said the best YES ever! It hasn’t all been sunshine and roses. The ten year mark was pretty difficult, but we continued to say yes. And here we are, twenty-four years later enjoying life as empty nesters! Of all the gaggles I belong to (yes! we all have more than one), …

Poverty to Riches!

It’s a little scary how quickly time passes. It seems like only yesterday I looked forward to my mom coming to help me when my first child was born. That was 30 years ago. Now, I am enjoying the arrival of grandchildren and helping my children when babies are born. As I reflected on that, …

Daily Reads 08.19.2019

We spent Saturday with our children, grandchildren and friends. During supper, Finley, our 2 1/2 year old granddaughter, put Ryan, our 28 year old son, into timeout. When asked what he did to get put in timeout, she said, “He hit the dog.” (He didn’t.) His timeout period was quite lengthy. After some encouragement that …

Daily Reads 08.10.2019

It’s good to be home on my porch soaking up the morning rays. There is no place quite like home, is there? No matter where I wander or where I roam, home is where I want to be at the end of the day. Read: Philippians 4:10-13 Paul expresses well in this scripture the attitude …

Daily Reads 08.09.2019

In the 2009 movie, Avatar, the producers depicted a strong connection between the Na’vi beings and the natural environment surrounding them. Although I don’t subscribe to that exact representation, I will say it was interesting to me to see the connection between beings and nature portrayed in such a vividm, concrete way. Genesis 1-3 give …

Daily Reads 08.08.2019

Flying is a wonderful way to travel. Besides the fact that it shortens travel time considerably, it gives a wonderful bird’s eye perspective of the land below. Some days when the sky is gloomy and overcast, I remember flying. You see, once you get past the permacloud, the sky is blue and the sun is …

Daily Reads 08.07.2019

It was fall and I was at a five day silent retreat at a monastery in Kentucky. The first day, I took a walk on the thousands of acres owned by the monks. Leaves covered the ground and the crunch beneath my feet reminded me that cooler weather was just around the corner. During my …

Just Stand Up

Years ago I went tubing down the river. It was an Indiana river and to this native Montanan, the brownish water was a bit of a challenge. There is just no comparison between water in Indiana and water in Montana. The first time I visited a lake outside of my home state, I asked if …

Daily Reads 08.05.2019

Water is a natural feature of northwestern Montana. Rivers and lakes abound with all the aquatic activities your heart could desire. Boating, canoeing, rafting, fishing and swimming are just out the back door in the clearest, coldest water you can imagine. Water is not only a great source of activity, it is absolutely necessary for …

Daily Reads 08.04.2019

I could have no greater joy than to hear that my children are following the truth. 3 John 1:4 Today is an opportunity to set aside time for worship of the Lord our God. This will be my sanctuary as I meet the Lord in the splendor of the great outdoors. I invite you to …