Amy Carmichael, missionary to India once said, “In acceptance lies peace.” I truly believe that. When I need to feel great peace, I get very still, pray, and listen. Somehow, God ALWAYS makes it clear to me that deep inside of me, below the crashing turmoil and waves of the pressures around me, there lies a PEACE and a Calm to which I can retreat.… Read More The Great Escape
The “Children’s Hour” was a time in Victorian history when the parents of affluent families devoted an hour to visiting with their children. You may have observed this practice in viewing TV programs like Downton Abbey. I found it difficult to believe that mothers would only see their children for a few hours a day, but I understand that there were other important tasks for parents to tend to in those times. I have made it a practice to spend at least an hour of my day devoted solely to the children… reading to them, playing, talking, and relaxing with them, putting all other tasks aside for this special, intimate time with them.… Read More The Children’s Hour
We must not always be WORKING! Some fun must be allowed in family life. … Read More Standards…
Rising earlier in December has allowed me to accomplish FAR more than I ever knew I could, and has allowed a PEACE in my Soul because I am able to do those things in an uninterrupted atmosphere. … Read More Stretching Time in December
God is truth. This changes things for me.
I pray that God will give you His perspective today on the situations of your day.… Read More A Different Perspective
These words are from one of my favorite hymns… “Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand” .
I am holding onto that Hand… From the moment I wake up in the morning, until the moment that sleep enters body, I can truly feel God’s hand on my life. I don’t know why these difficult times are here, but I am striving to learn from them; holding onto Joy as tightly as I possibly can; & Jesus… pressing into Him like never before. … Read More The Heart of Courage
But in all the sadness, when we feel like our hearts are empty & lacking, we’ve got to remember that grief is NOT the absence of hope. .. . Grief is the proof that love is still there.” ~~Tessa Schaeffer Another sweet cousin was called to be with Jesus yesterday. One day we will join… Read More Love is still there…
These are the reasons I must almost always have blue in any scene. Now you know the secret of my heart.
… Read More Let Nature Inspire
I have never been able to receive inspiration or creative thoughts when I’ve got clutter in my mind. I cleanse my mind by walking fast and up hills. The harder the walk the better the cleanse. If I want to dissipate angry thoughts, I take a long walk.… Read More Not Helpful
When the befuddled cashier asked what the little thank you package was, the boys cheerfully remarked,
“It is our way of saying thank you for your service to our family.”… Read More Perfectly Imperfect