Important Truths to Teach Your Children

As a young girl I read the bible lesson where Jesus walked on water, calmed the storm, and whispered the words, “Do not be afraid” into my soul. As I grew older I remembered these words whenever bad things happened in my life. Through the bible, I knew I wasn’t alone. I believed my HeavenlyContinue reading “Important Truths to Teach Your Children”

Teaching Children about the Lord

In Jill Briscoe’s book, “Here I am, Lord…Send Somebody Else,” she applies the chapters of Exodus to our Christian walk.  She begins by comparing the Pharaoh to the enemy of our soul. Our enemy is in power in the world, and is worried that Christians have become too numerous. So the enemy deals shrewdly withContinue reading “Teaching Children about the Lord”

Surrendering Your Heart

Stepping into the toasty kitchen with a laundry basket piled high with warm towels, I smile at my two sons standing side by side on the back porch patio. My youngest son wraps both his arms around his big brother’s legs staring up into his eyes. On tiptoes he stretches to be as tall asContinue reading “Surrendering Your Heart”

Who is Your Neighbor?

In the television show, Gold Rush, Parker visited a remote area in South America looking for gold.  During his adventure he encountered disadvantaged families who use mercury to recover small pieces of gold from soil and ore. It is really cool to watch how mercury and the gold combines together, making it possible for theContinue reading “Who is Your Neighbor?”

Surrendering Your Heart

Stepping into the toasty kitchen with a laundry basket piled high with warm towels, I smile at my two sons standing side by side on the back porch patio. My youngest son wraps both his arms around his big brother’s legs staring up into his eyes. On tiptoes he stretches to be as tall asContinue reading “Surrendering Your Heart”

An Unexpected Gift

Mysterious guests arrive at Mamaw’s house every year on Christmas Eve.  The men and women usually stay on the outskirts of the family conversation.   They are quiet observers of all the excitement the season stirs up.  People call it hospitality in the South.  And it is fast becoming a lost tradition.  But every child born in ourContinue reading “An Unexpected Gift”

It’s Hard To Fix A Wrinkled Heart

It’s Hard To Fix A Wrinkled Heart My little brother’s hands grip his favorite red Tupperware cup at every meal.  Like clockwork, he accidentally knocks his cup over again.  A white puddle spills across the table soaking our napkins. My brother’s tears fail to soften my dark heart.  Instead I angrily slap down paper towelsContinue reading “It’s Hard To Fix A Wrinkled Heart”