Ornament of Grace
Ornament of Grace
August 9, 2016

Peace in My Storm By Divine design, every human being is unique. Each one of us has our own particular likes and dislikes, preferences and tendencies: those qualities which shape our personalities to be distinctive from one another. Some people are risk-takers and others prefer to take the safe route, if given a choice. Our […]

Whether Ye Eat or Drink

I remember years ago reading an article written by someone who had recently moved to a small farming community. The writer wrote in detail of the many different experiences he faced, which were far from the norm for this previous city-dweller. In one particular excerpt from his story, he commented how when spring arrived, there […]

Keepers at Home
Keepers at Home
August 9, 2016

Seems like ladies either love doing laundry or detest it! No matter your bent, it is a necessary job we all have to do! I actually love doing laundry. It’s a challenge to get the stains out of my husband’s shirts, because, as most of you know, he has an out-of-control, bushy moustache and essential […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
August 9, 2016

Home Sweet Home What a whirlwind of a summer.  I doubt that anyone else feels any differently.  Every year goes faster than the last.  When I picture summer, I always think of lazy days in the heat while the kids run through the sprinkler and I flip through a magazine, my feet in the kiddie […]

A Heart for Wisdom
A Heart for Wisdom
August 9, 2016

Starving for Wisdom Never before in history have we had so much information available at the click of a button. I, like many others of my generation, can Google questions all day long. I’m curious about a bird, so I Google it. I need to know how to get somewhere, so I Google it, and […]

Good Things
Good Things
August 9, 2016

What are expectations? Something you are anticipating; something you presume will be; something you can count on. We expect obedience from our children. We expect a promise to be kept. We expect springtime and harvest, summer and winter. All are legitimate expectations, and there are many more. However, “I really expected better of that individual,” […]

A Merry Heart
A Merry Heart
August 9, 2016

Phone rings: “Good morning, Ma’am!” Not a smart way to start out a conversation when you want something—ma’am. “Yeah?” “How are you this morning?” “What do you want?” “Do you receive the local paper?” “No.” “We’d like to send you a week of free papers.” “No.” “You don’t want FREE papers.” “No.” “Could I ask why?” […]

Ornament of Grace
Ornament of Grace
July 20, 2016

The Hidden Life of the Pastor’s Wife Living in a preacher’s home is all I’ve ever known. Some of my earliest childhood memories are of the days my father attended Bible college in preparation for the ministry, and when we lived in Iowa where he served his first pastorate. I was raised believing Sundays were […]

Whether Ye Eat or Drink

Most of us enjoy reflecting back on the things that brought us happiness and contentment in our childhood. Some of my fond memories include coming home from school to wonderful aromas filling the kitchen. My mom would often have freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies sitting on the table, waiting to be devoured by an eager child. […]

Keepers at Home
Keepers at Home
July 20, 2016

Z z Z Z z z z Z Z z z Z z z ’s What is it about a great night’s sleep that is so wonderful? You almost want to sing, “Sleep, sleep, wonderful sleep!” There just isn’t anything better. Following my last two articles on making healthier choices, I would like to fill […]

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