Tag: Family

Giving Thanks

Last week as I waited to be called back for an appointment, I browsed the magazines spread out on the coffee table in front of me. One in particular caught my attention, so I reached for it and quickly browsed several recipes, snapping photos of them to try later. Turning the page, a boxed quote …

Home Sweet Home

Today I travel to Montana to visit my mom, siblings and a few of my nieces and nephews. It is interesting that, after 35 years, I still call Montana “home.” I grew up just a short drive from West Glacier, the gateway to Glacier National Park, pictured above. So what makes a place “home?” It’s …

Daily Reads 07.28.2019

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 various colors inviting a person to lay back and relax! Another friend and …

Daily Reads 06.23.2019

But God removed Saul and replaced him with David, a man about whom God said, “I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart. He will do everything I want him to do.” Acts 13:22 So Jesus said, “…I do nothing on my own but say only what the Father taught …

Daily Reads 06.22.2019

Read: Acts1:14 The good news is that Jesus’ mother and brothers did become believers. They were gathered with the others in the upper room at Pentecost. His brother, James, wrote the book of James we find in the New Testament. He also lead the Jerusalem council recorded in Acts 15. Whatever you are experiencing right …

Daily Reads 06.21.2019

Welcome summer! I am glad you are here! A few years ago I attended a seminar that taught us to ask Jesus questions. I admit, it seemed a little strange to expect Jesus to answer my questions. After all, wasn’t my mind just primed to hear an answer based on the information I knew about …

Daily Reads 06.20.2019

Read: John 7:3-5 I wonder what the expectation for the oldest child was in a Jewish family. In one resource it said, “Sons, especially the firstborn, were the guarantee of lineage and the promise of maintaining family holdings.”* Jesus’ announcement to his family that he was leaving the business and going into ministry was likely …

Daily Reads 06.19.2019

Jesus was the first child to Joseph and Mary. He wasn’t, of course, Joseph’s biological son. Having been conceived by the Holy Spirit, Joseph took Mary as his wife and raised Jesus as raised his own son. He was known in the neighborhood as a son of Joseph. After Jesus, Joseph and Mary had other …

Family – Better Together

I can’t help but think about family right now. As I scroll through Facebook, I see the well wishes to fathers and grandfathers and significant men from mothers, wives and daughters. Gratefulness for healthy families, silence when relationships are strained. We added a new granddaughter this week and I am so blessed watching my daughter …

Merry Christmas

Change is inevitable but we are never asked to do it alone. God will always go before us into every situation.