Arise, cry out in the night,
Posted by Administrator on 6/30/2014
At the beginning of the watches;
Pour out your heart like water before the face of the Lord.
Lift your hands toward Him
Someone recently asked my husband, “What’s the hardest part about having a large family? The fourteen bikes in your shed?” Kris’s ready reply was...
Posted by Administrator on 6/23/2014
“What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us
Happy?” That question is the subtitle of Gary Thomas’s Sacred
Marriage—an intriguing, face-slapping, heart-squeezing, and
conscience-convicting book about marriage. To be honest, all marriages
need help in developing them to be as God-glorifying as they can be. “We
must never be naive enough to think of marriage as a safe harbor from
the Fall. . . .
Posted by Administrator on 6/16/2014
Has anyone else noticed how much summer reading programs at local
libraries have changed over the years? When my oldest sons were young
enough to participate (some fifteen years ago now), there were weekly
drawings for prizes, and those prizes ranged from gift certificates to a
local fast food joint to an art project or toy. Names of participants
who had reached their weekly goals were placed into a can, and then a
name was drawn randomly each week to receive the prize of his or her
choice. Ah, those were the days! Derek won a...
Posted by Administrator on 6/9/2014
I realize that the clause is actually “Familiarity breeds contempt,” but in the case of certain foods, especially foods your family likes, familiarity gives comfort. Kris and I have been married for 23½ years. Nearly every week for the last 282 months, I have made one particular food for my husband: cinnamon bread. He eats it practically every morning—slightly warmed in the microwave and smeared with butter. Give him a slice of cinnamon bread and a glass of chocolate milk, and he’s a man ready to face the world. It’s a food that brings me comfort, too, because I know that Kris’s breakfast is “figured out” already, and I don’t have to spend a lot of time preparing or cleaning up his meal. (I probably sound like a very lazy wife and...
Posted by Administrator on 6/2/2014