Family Devotions – Ideas for What to Do

family devotions

There is a reason to have family devotions. If you haven’t read the prior post, click on this link to read about the Why and the How of Family Devotions. One reason parents don’t have family devotions is because they think they don’t know how to do this. Some parents think their ideas are not good ideas. Others have never seen this modeled in their own homes. Some parents never enjoyed devotions as a family … Read more

When God Does the Impossible


What is Impossible In our human minds, we decide what is possible and what is probable. We also decide what is impossible. The problem with this is that in deciding what is or isn’t possible, we limit God. We limit what He can do, and many times we limit Him by giving Him a time frame. When It is Possible → Sometimes He wants us to get up out of our douldrums and stand still. … Read more

Bean Salad

bean salad

Summer Salad When someone tells me they’re bringing bean salad to a carry-in, I get excited. When that someone is Dave’s aunt, I get doubly-excited! Aunt Babe (her real name is Miriam but she’s Babe to her family) got this recipe from her oldest sister Esther, so I guess we could say it’s Aunt Esther’s recipe. Have it your way bean salad As with any recipe, you can tweak the beans or the amounts of … Read more

Family Devotions – The Why and the How

Crafting the Word One evening the teacher of one of my kids told me at the end of a community Bible school that our kids knew more about the Bible than she did. “He could just have taught the class,” she said. I didn’t tell her that he came home and told us he was bored because “it was all stuff I already knew.” You know why? It wasn’t that our kids were that smart … Read more

God as Mother – a Guest Post

God is like a mother

Is God like a mother? One of the books in our required premarriage counseling reading was a book about men and women made in the image of God. I had never considered the parallel in female and male characteristics that together encompass the nature of God.  Scripture  tell us God said, “Let US make man in OUR image, after OUR likeness. . . .  Male and female created He them.” Together, male and female bare … Read more