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 […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
July 20, 2016

Why? By Malissa Custer We all hear this, what seems to be a hundred times a day! Why does the sky need clouds? What happens if you lose all your blood? Why can’t we have a hockey rink in our yard this summer? These questions require a lot of dialogue, and it can be fun […]

A Heart for Wisdom
A Heart for Wisdom
July 20, 2016

Blessings of a “PK” Childhood Perhaps it is just the season with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day; perhaps it is the fact that my husband and I will soon welcome our first son into the family; but I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how I was raised. Some people might say that my childhood […]

Good Things
Good Things
July 20, 2016

My husband and I were blessed with three children, three wonderful in-laws, and eight grandchildren. We thoroughly enjoyed our family. Our three children were born within three years and four months, so there were busy times, but they were happy times. It was so rewarding, when they started giving us grandchildren. We thought “all the […]

A Merry Heart
A Merry Heart
July 20, 2016

Okay! Here’s the thing: When I returned from my recent trip, TSA confiscated “A Merry Heart” because I had a list of sharp objects in the fourth paragraph. My article was all finished, but my husband had loaded the printer with invisible ink. Too much computer use can cause mild fatigue in laboratory rats, so […]