I love the Fourth of July. Our family celebrates it in much the same ways as any other family in the country: A picnic, a dip in the pool, a campfire with roasted (burnt)marshmallows, and finally, fireworks. But we also celebrate the MEANING of the day. … Read More Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue
And while we wait… we have a Hope and Joy that runs deeper still ♥ I pray all readers will know that kind of Love. … Read More Stirrings of my Heart
“Anyone can hold the helm when the Sea is calm,” my Grandmother May told me as we gathered the tomatoes and cucumbers for that night’s Dinner Salad.
I was 8 years old, spending a week with my Great Grandmother in Paw Paw, West Virginia during summer break.
This old, stained, scarred table of ours has heard the secrets and troubles of many hearts, catching tears on its surface as we shared struggles and sought the LORD for help. As I wash the surface, I wonder how many plates of food have been served here.… Read More Joyful Hospitality
Then we heard it… that shrill, loud sound of an angry woman, feet pounding toward us as she shouted horrible words at the child. I literally wanted to put my hands over Blaine’s ears. He was standing there with his mouth wide open, eyes staring at the woman as she quickly and angrily grasped the child’s arm and pulled him roughly toward the front of the store. Blaine’s unbelieving eyes followed them all the way down the grocery aisle, and then he turned toward me with the most bewildered look on his little face.
… Read More True, Wholesome, Kind, Necessary, & Honorable Words
It would seem that there are no longer moral absolutes in this great Country. Sins are deemed neutral acts, and “civil rights.” … Read More The Victory
This year, we talked many times about how to use appropriate scriptures in the proper way to help guide others, if they are open to this. How humbling, and how exciting to know that one’s children are able to do so at a young age!… Read More Do Hard Things
Someone has said if Christians really understood the full extent of the power we have available through prayer, we might be speechless. Did you know that during World War II, there was an adviser to Churchill who organized a group of people who dropped what they were doing every day at a prescribed hour for… Read More A Most Powerful Asset
Some days I feel incredibly blessed, and then other times I get quite discouraged.… Read More Let Faithfulness Never Leave
The Devil hates simplicity in my life, because he knows the power, joy, and peace that it would bring to me.… Read More Sweet Simplicity