The changing seasons often bring times of reflection, especially the shift to fall. As the colors change, the mornings are cooler, the evenings are fading more quickly into dusk, our minds often wander back over the memories of the summer,
Exchanging Hard Love with Loving With Hope
This is happening… you plan, you search, you find it! The car you love, no one you know has one like it. It is the original, only one in your area. You drive it off the lot and then it
Living Tough Love
Loving isn’t always wrapped up with a nice, fancy bow in a beautiful package. Jesus calls us to love our neighbor. But how do we describe “neighbor”. Jesus calls us to love our brother and sister? How do we define our
Have you ever noticed how the cow always wants to eat the grass on the other side of the fence? The grass in the neighboring farmer’s pasture is always greener. Or the student next to you gets the better view
What exactly is Friendship?
While scrolling through Facebook the other day, a friend posted a picture with the caption, “Mom, look at all my new friends!” The joys of a precious three year old entering her first preschool classroom. This little girl loves people;
Are you Ready to Step Out into the Unknown?
God’s Character — God in the Unknown — Where is God calling out to you to take a Risk and Trust Him? God the Almighty, All-Sufficient, El Shaddai. You learn the news that your child or your friend has done
Winning in Ordinary Life!
This month we are celebrating some big wins in our family. My husband’s retirement, our eldest granddaughter’s graduation from high school and my parents 50th wedding anniversary. Celebrating the seasons of life! Why celebrate? These are everyday occurrences in the
Life is not always as it seems
As young children, we begin to form our own ideas of what life would look like. Some of us have hopes of traveling and enjoying the sights, smells and lands of far away places. Others find joy in the discovery
What’s in a Name?
This year we are looking at living our lives through the seasons of nature. We have come to SPRING — New Life! The birds are chirping, nest building and baby quails are following their mamas across our yards. Lambing and
I Have Seen!
Spring 2021 has arrived! WOW! Such a feeling of renewal as we begin our spring plantings, activities, and travel plans! As we enter the Easter season, we experience a feeling of HOPE…a new day…a refreshed newness! As Jesus rose from