What is Love!?

photo source: lehighvalleylive.com Another week, another chance for me to write to you about random thoughts in my head. With Valentine’s Day approaching I wanted to share a few ideas for the holiday that we will be using in our house! Valentine’s hearts - we cut out paper hearts and write positive qualities of our … Continue reading What is Love!?

Change Is Coming

God can not only transform a caterpillar into a butterfly, but more importantly He can transform our lives! This week’s reading has one of the best examples of this. It shows us that anyone, no matter their past, can be changed and serve God.   God’s amazing love can change the life and heart of … Continue reading Change Is Coming

Parenting Together

Have you ever noticed an expression your child is making, or a slightly annoying habit they are exhibiting, only to learn from your spouse that they have definitely learned it from you? It happens to me from time to time. Apparently, I say “oh, dear” in a British accent A LOT!   Of course, we … Continue reading Parenting Together

Like Any Good Startup

Like any good startup, the early apostles were constantly having to figure things out, bob and weave, shift to make things work. I'm particularly amazed by their reaction in our Friday reading. A group said, "hey, you're missing the mark". They didn't get defensive. They didn't point out the flaws in their accusers. They fixed … Continue reading Like Any Good Startup

God Is In Control

This week's reading is book ended with two very important (and rather timely) points. The first one is the importance of growing in faith as a part of community. The second is that even when we are derailed from our original plans, what greater good or unimaginable things can come out of it? Monday January … Continue reading God Is In Control

Talking to Your Kids About the Capitol Breech

How did you feel Wednesday when you saw unauthorized people breeching the formerly safe confines of the U.S. Capitol building? I felt a strange, uncomfortable vulnerability. I don’t normally feel like that – mostly because I’m a grown up and can control, to a large degree, my surroundings. My kids were pretty much unscathed by … Continue reading Talking to Your Kids About the Capitol Breech

The Gift of The Holy Spirit

It was just Christmastime, so we are very familiar with what it means to give and receive gifts! This week we get to read about how God gives us the Holy Spirit. After Jesus ascended into heaven, God gave the disciples the Holy Spirit. We get access to the Holy Spirit anytime we want - … Continue reading The Gift of The Holy Spirit

Acts – A Cliffs Notes Version

Each summer in high school we had to read four or five books and pass a test on them to qualify for honors English class the following year. I remember, the summer before my freshman year we were supposed to read Great Expectations. As a 14-year-old, I considered it dry, to say the least. A … Continue reading Acts – A Cliffs Notes Version