I remember, as a kid, it was all too natural to invite a friend to church. If someone was spending the night on Saturday night, they would bring church clothes so they could tag along to church and Sunday school the next day. They might even score a Luby's Luann platter out of the deal. … Continue reading Well, come on now.
This Sunday, my younger daughter, Meg, is getting baptized. Family is flying in – which she won’t remember. We’re making an elaborate brunch – which she won’t remember. My mom made her a beautiful gown – which she won’t remember. So why are we doing this? Because the moment of her baptism, though she won’t … Continue reading She Won’t Even Remember!
Well, this week isn't exactly uplifting or all that encouraging. We see a lot of punishment and destruction, which we, understandably, tend to try to shield our children from. But, like in our own homes, in God's kingdom, there are consequences for making poor choices. Just like we place our three year olds in timeout … Continue reading So it’s not great news
Cooking is my only practical hobby. My other hobbies include learning everything I can about the medical field, finding every patch of poison ivy in the DFW metroplex and apparently rolling in it, and formerly running - since children that has turned into pushing a double-stroller while walking two dogs on a double-leash. While impressive … Continue reading My One Practical Hobby
We have a one week break from our Munger Bible reading plan. We just finished Nehemiah on Friday and we start Revelation a week from today. I thought I’d take a little latitude this week and not give my usual brilliant insights into Scripture (like I said…latitude) but share with you my thoughts on what … Continue reading Which Bible Should I Get For My Kid?
I realized I don’t read to Meg (my younger daughter) nearly as much as I did to Georgia when she was a baby. I feel certain I will be able to fill in the blank of “read” with a number of other helpful, developmental, and sentimental actions. I now know why I, a youngest child, … Continue reading Your Heart Might Explode
Who is the greatest leader you've ever followed? Why did you choose that person? Nehemiah was pretty great. He was unafraid to call people out, but he led with his actions as well as his words. He was consistent and he was faithful. Each of us has a position of leadership - even if just … Continue reading Learning From a Great Leader
Every once in a while I like to throw out some of my vast knowledge of pop culture. Ok, that’s not true, though I did find myself enjoying a Lizzo song on the way to work this morning (admittedly, I have no idea who “Lizzo” is). I do, however, like to let you know when … Continue reading The Request and Dedication Line
Though notably disturbing, Psalm 137 is quite relatable. No, not verse 9, but the sentiment behind longing for what used to be. The Israelites had been in exile, where they stayed for 70 years. They missed their homes, their traditions, and their regular way of life. For us it hasn't even been 7 months and … Continue reading Longing for Normalcy
Because we are old people, my husband and I sometimes watch part of the 10pm news in bed. A few nights ago, the anchor briefly mentioned a study proving parent’s stress can be passed onto children. My husband made a quick quip about how stressed our girls were going to be if college football got … Continue reading An Obvious Point