Kids

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…

You Ain’t Never Had A Friend Like Me!

Are all of your friends just like you? About a year ago I saw a special on the Nature channel that featured strange animal friends. A deer and a dog. A horse and a goat. Etc. The new Android commercial brought a little sunshine into this rainy Saturday by featuring the playful antics of some…

When God’s Love Won’t Let Us Turn Away

I confess I clicked on the link to see some stunning photos. I knew the images were from UNICEF so I expected there would be the beautiful faces of children with eyes that riveted the lens and told a story of hardship and tragedy.  But that didn’t really prepare me for what I saw. In…

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…

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…

Why You Should Check Things Out For Yourself

How do you know if what you hear or think about God and spiritual things is true, really true? In a small village church full of women with hungry hearts and earnest eyes I’m reminded that the only truth that transforms is God’s truth. The only truth that can untangle this messy jumble we call…

Are You In Over Your Head? Really?

When we panic we stop thinking logically and our Lizard brain takes over. This is beautiful Hanauma Bay in Honoluhu.  On a trip to Hawaii we went to snorkel in the clear water and look at the fishes and basically get our knees and shins scraped up on the coral as we bobbed in the…

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…

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