8 Tips on Moving with Kids – (That Moving Maze)

(Navigating Turbulent Waters When Your Child’s Safe Place Becomes Shaken.)   Moving can be stressful for parents. It can also be stressful for kids. Home should be a safe place for children. So should family. But when the place a child calls home changes, insecurities and adjustments are prevalent. When the waters are smooth, it’s easy to plan a move. Oftentimes, though, we hit choppy areas as we navigate through the maze of moving. Children … Read more

She Wouldn’t Turn Back

Ruth, a former Moabite woman, impacted each of us.  Although she lived 4000 years before us, her choices affect us today. The Moabites were descendants of Moab, the son of Lot (Abraham’s nephew) from an incestuous relationship with his own daughter.  The Moabite people were pagan; they did not worship Jehovah God.  So how did Ruth, a Moabitess, come to be in the genealogy of Jesus Christ?! That’s an interesting story.  There is a famine … Read more

Homemade Lemonade (Squeeze, Slice, Sugar)

During these hot summer heat waves, let this refreshing homemade lemonade cool your days. You can prepare the lemons with sugar ahead of time and store it in the freezer.  When you’re ready to make lemonade, just add water and allow it to flavor for two to three hours.  Voila!  You’ll wonder how you never thought of this yourself.   I got this recipe from my sister, who got it from a friend.  They made … Read more

The Hazy, Lazy Daze of Summer

School is out, and summer is here! What are you going to do all summer?  How do you keep your kids from getting bored?  Where can you find things to do that will occupy your time and the time of your kids?  How do you teach your kids that life goes on, that summer isn’t all about them, and that they can make their own memories without constantly needing to have something to do? I … Read more

Tune My Heart

  We each have our monuments – our times, places, and ways of remembering.  As children of God, we also have altars: places where we have met God.  In the course of Biblical history, many altars and memorials were erected.   This was how God’s people confessed sin and offered praise. It was not only a way of life for God’s chosen people; it was a command.  It was how He kept tuning their hearts. Over … Read more