Family

This Is A Job For Every Christian Grandmother

  What’s in a name? Are you a Grandma, a Gammy, a Grams, a Mimsy, a Nana, a Nona, a Noni, an Ona, or as Sheldon Cooper would say—a Mee-maa? It doesn’t matter as much what your grandkids call you—it matters that you call on the Lord for them. This morning I came across and…

A Radical Idea: Making Comfort Food ~ Healthy Food

What comes to mind when you think of comfort food? For me it’s Pot Roast, Chicken & Dumplings, and Lasagna. You know, the kinds of foods that are high in fat, packed with sodium, and deliciously loaded with carbs.  The perfect combination of Yum & Yuck.  Yum because they taste great.  Please don’t embarrass yourself…

My Superpower is Prayer, So Is Yours

What is faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound? Prayer!   This is Pastor John. He’s a Christian pastor among the Fulani in northern Ghana.  He is soft spoken and seems very kind and patient.  I visited his village and ministered to the…

6 Wardrobe Essentials God Suggests For Thanksgiving Day

What to wear for Thanksgiving? When I was a kid we all wore our best for Holiday events like Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. It was part of the tradition that made the day special and memorable. The menu was unique featuring delicacies and dishes that only made an appearance a few times a year.  China…

Enjoying Thanksgiving Even If THAT Relative Comes

  Are you looking forward to Thanksgiving or secretly dreading spending time with a certain person who’ll be there? The Holidays mean family gatherings and that can create its own special brand of stress. Let’s face it, there’s one, at least one relative, in almost every family that tracks in drama when they cross the…

Hopefully Not Sleepless in Seattle

Today we’re headed to Seattle to sample the best of what the Pacific Northwest has to offer. I’m traveling with my granddaughter Kate and her boys up to the cloudy rainy home of the Space Needle and the fictional Crane brothers—Fraiser and Niles. Kate’s a foodie so we have a long list of restaurants, cafes, and…

Have You Done What You Needed To Do Yet?

  Parenting is a more like a marathon than a sprint and when your kids hit Junior High you know the finish line is finally and unavoidably coming up fast.   If you’ve already done what you needed to do then these last few years may be the most fun you’ve ever had with your…

Gaining Perspective #3

      Everybody will die, but very few want to be reminded of that fact. Lemony Snicket, The Austere Academy     I call this story Father Knows Best. You can find it in 2 Kings 20, or 2 Chronicles 32, and also in Isaiah 38-39. When God tells the same story three times…

%d bloggers like this: