God’s Word is a mirror. It reveals the things I can’t see with my own eyes. It changes my lenses and helps me see the obvious as well as what’s hidden. If I can get my children to hunger after God’s Word, I have done something that will serve to open my child’s eyes in ways only His Spirit can. If they develop a thirst for reading the Bible, they will find a well that springs eternal life. Continue reading Encouraging an “I Spy” Desire to Read God’s Word
The lock turned and I held my breath. Slowly, slowly the front door creaked open and my daughter-in-law’s smiling face peeked into the gap.
“Look,” I whispered to my grandson. He faced me with his little back turned away from the entrance. His blue eyes raised to mine, puzzled. “Mommy’s home.” I pointed toward the door.
A red car which had traveled in his little hands from my shoe, up my leg, and had been heading toward my tummy, dropped to the floor. He pivoted. Little eyes lit up with pure delight.
“Mommy!” He shouted with absolute pleasure. He ran into his mother’s arms. My daughter-in-law’s eyes sparkled. She scooped him up and hugged him tightly.
After a long day of work, the sight of her little son brought such welcome delight, my grandson could not help but be assured of her love and his place in her heart. Their response to each other gifted them both with something we all desire.
We need to know we are welcome. Continue reading Welcomed by God
We as parents and grandparents see the off-kilter flight of moral stability in our world. Our eyes may have drooped with indifference and weariness. A following generation will pay for those moments of sluggish non-awareness.
We are in a battle against disengagement’s thick wool of sleep. We must remain alert. We cannot underestimate as naïve children, the magnitude of the moment.
What can we do to stay awake? Continue reading Be on Your Guard: Parenting in a Changing Culture
Make opportunities to talk about essentials of faith. Teach them day by day. And then do it again. Use Scripture. Accompany it with love. As they grow, they will associate the emotion of your speech and actions of your life with the validity of your words. Continue reading What Will We Say When They Ask?
We miss so much in the flippancy and frenzy with which we juggle life. The confining borders of our expectations and achievements can rob us from the very thing we are called to do.
It’s easy to lose Jesus in the work of mothering for Him. Continue reading Soaking in the Moment
It’s renewal time. Time to sit in the truth of God’s Word. Time to bask in His Presence. Time to wrestle and rest in prayer. Time to check our eyes and hearts, to admit we need the kind of help only Jesus offers. Continue reading Hiding from 2022
The curiosity of a child is something to be treasured. Pick up the challenge. Reignite curiosity! Continue reading Reigniting Curiosity
Nurturing children with Scripture builds value into their foundation. Continue reading Identity Battles, Fads, and Banana Stickers
The happy memories we hope to make can sometimes weigh like an invisible scorecard. Continue reading The Memories We Make
And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.“ Mark 16:15; NASB “There are only two kinds of people,” he leaned toward our three children. He whispered and his eyes sparkled. One half finger wagged at them and how cool is a cut-off finger after all. Awed, they devoured each word from a man they considered as old … Continue reading Discipling Future Missionaries