A Reflection of Psalm 23, Day 3

He Makes Me Lie Down in Green Pastures My children’s Bible had a picture of a shepherd reclining against a tree and his sheep laying in lush grass all around. It is what I think of when I recite Psalm 23. I think I developed this idea that sheep lay around a lot, but according […]

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Teaching Children the Gospel

I was loading whites into the washing machine when four-year old Charis came up behind me. She watched for half a minute, and then she said, “Mommy, you taught us to love God?” I don’t know where the question came from. Her question gripped me because I had just read a post from a mom […]

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Gaining Ground: The Post I Didn’t Want to Publish

This topic has been burdening my heart for some time. I wrote this post, but then put it aside thinking that it may be too harsh and I’m “preaching to the choir.” Yet, in the midst of my decision to put this idea down, I seem to have lost my writing creativity. And everywhere I […]

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Have You Seen My Child? Lost and Found

I was preparing to head out the door. It was time to meet the co-op truck across town. They only come once a month and my order was pre-paid. I looked around the children in the living room. “Where’s Melody?” I asked my daughter Ella. At 15, Ella is often the one to swing our […]

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God’s Pattern for Parenting; Ephesians 6:1-4

I think of cutting sugar cookies. “See,” I tell my kids, “this is how. Copy me. Roll the dough like this. Just use some firm pressure to cut through the dough, and then scoop the shapes onto the pan.” I try not to make more work than necessary. I cut the cookies close to each […]

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