Looking for Wisdom in Proverbs

Finding proverbs. Proverbs. A book of power and punch. That’s because of the wisdom mined there. Children’s stories feature the wise old owl or a wise octopus [Rainbow Fish] that can bring relevancy to any predicament in the animal world. Children and animals alike find themselves looking for wisdom – and go to the person or animal who is guaranteed to be (usually) old and (always) wise. I suppose that’s because age brings experience, and with experience … Read more

How Project Day Gave Me Free Time

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Why Project Day had to be. My idea for Project Day came about because of a mindset. If you’ve been reading this blog, you know that I’ve long been a proponent of “Figure out the problem, then find a solution to fix it.” That’s how Project Day came about. I had an idea that I wanted to be a writer. But to do that, I had to write. I also had three, and a few months later, four kids … Read more

Watermelon Slushee

watermelon slushee

Watermelon Treat We stopped for an enjoyable lunch with our son and daughter-in-law, and Katie served up Watermelon Slushee. I had never had this before, but was delighted to give it a try. It was cool, refreshing, and delicious! It’s also so simple to fix. Kids will love this, and it provides nutrition and liquid for hot summer days. You’ll need two, or possibly things: watermelon, lime, and water. Oh, a blender helps, too. Serve … Read more

The Mountains Around Jerusalem

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The mountains. We might not call the mountains around Jerusalem majestic. Some people might refer to them as hills instead of mountains. Yet God uses these mountains to describe His presence with us. Jerusalem is the city Jews call home. It’s built near mountains. Scripture talks about these mountains. These mountains describe the the presence of God. Psalm 125 tells us this: Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be … Read more

A Back Burner Marriage

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The necessary back burner. Doing a marriage well means that, sometimes, issues need to be put on the back burner. This happens when there’s a crisis with a job, health, relationship, or family situations. We agree (either verbally or by happenstance) that other things need to go to the back burner until this event has happened, the crisis is over, or the new job has been found. We do that for the health of our … Read more