As long as the earth remains, there will be planting and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night. GENESIS 8:22 The Amish believe that the outward work—whether it be straight garden rows or neatly hung laundry—is a reflection of the inner person. Imagine the excitement in the air as rays of spring… Read More
Bringing God's Word home.
It’s nearly the middle of January. Are you used to writing 2015 yet? My, how the years seem to fly by! My friend Libby often quotes, “The days are long, but the years are short,” to young mothers. It doesn’t seem that long ago that Libby and I were young mothers, supporting each other, but… Read More
By this point of the Christmas season, everything is coming to pass, or will soon come to pass. The office, school, church, you-name-it group parties; the last day of school before break, the church Christmas programs, the shopping, the shipping of gifts, the movie watching, the baking…. My brain hurts a little just thinking of… Read More
Christmas Smells like Good News! I love the smells this time of year! Spicy kitchens filled with baking cookies and holiday goodies. Crisp outdoor air wafting the hint of wood fires in cozy homes. Candles sending holiday scents throughout the house. But my favorite by far is the smell of spruce. It’s the fragrance of… Read More
And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger. Luke 2:12 As a child, Christmas was a simple endeavor in our home. Although financially secure as adults, both of my parents grew up poor and were frugal people. They didn’t go… Read More
The scripture about Mary and Martha in Luke 10:38-42 has always troubled me. It goes like this: “Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his… Read More