Do you know how to respond with calm when situations swirl? Here's my story and tips that might help all of us. Remaining Calm I heard the noise. What was supposed to be a mower attacking blades of grass had a distinctly different sound. Ker-chunk! Shortly after, the door opened and in walked our youngest son, Caleb. New to mowing, he was sprouting his summertime, blade-cutting wings. "Ummm, Mom?" he sheepishly asked. "Yes?" I Continue Reading
Do you trust God? How others--do you trust them? Sometimes it's difficult, isn't it? But as people of faith, we can trust God...and trust.
I've realized the need to be more intentional in my faith. Too many activities and choices crowd out communion with my Lord. He desires to have our heart--our whole heart. Sometimes, I sadly offer, He doesn't have all of mine. You too? Let's get intentional this year. Right now. Ready? How Can I Be More Intentional? The waves crashed onto the shore, one after another. Time offered little opportunity for waste. Each move I made had to Continue Reading
Do you like keeping control? Is it your drawing tool? The subject arose in our van recently. Keeping Control "I would take my permanent markers and draw it," she mentioned. My ultra-creative, teenaged daughter was venturing into the land of imagination from the back seat, well within earshot of its five additional occupants. She always has been creative, often letting her imagination run wild, even at four and five years of age. Okay, now I'll Continue Reading