Just Pray

Just Pray

Matthew 6:7, “And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words.” Prayer can often be a challenge for children, even children raised in the church. They hear adults pray in church or at home using big, fancy words […]

Tour of God’s Glory

Tour of God’s Glory

“The heavens declare the glory of God,     and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” Psalm 19:1 In a few weeks, our family will be embarking on what I’ve dubbed a “tour of God’s glory.” We live in the Midwest and are taking a road trip out West to visit family. We plan to stop at […]

Joy in the Waiting

Joy in the Waiting

“Mommy, mommy, mommy! MOMMY MOMMY!!!” As my child calls for me with increasing urgency and volume, I try to quickly finish rinsing the heavy pan I have been washing, dry my hands, and go to him. It doesn’t take long, but that doesn’t matter to my son – I didn’t come immediately and he is […]

But God…

But God…

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26 Sometimes I feel like I’m drowning in life. The problems, the people, the responsibilities, the expectations – all of it overwhelms me. Lately I’ve been struggling with the discouragement of things from the past. […]

What Happens on Facebook…

What Happens on Facebook…

What happens on Facebook stays on Facebook. Right? Or Instagram, or Twitter, or Snapchat, or TikTok, or – you get the idea. Whatever we do and say on social media stays there, right?  Hopefully, the very thought of that being true made you spit out your coffee and yell “NO!” Sometimes we are shocked by […]

Unfriended & Unseen

Unfriended & Unseen

I was scrolling through Facebook when it happened. I thought of someone who had left our church a while back, wondered how they were doing, and searched for them to see what was going on in their lives – only to find their profile with the ominous “Add Friend” button. With a twisting sensation in […]