Pray. Do I pray enough? How often should I pray? Daily? Several times a day? Just when I need to ask God for something? There’s no formula. There are no “guidelines” or “quotas.” The Bible is really clear on this. One verse. Two words. Pray… Constantly. (1 Thessalonians 5:17 HCSB) Let’s take a deeper look … [Read more…]
Quiet. It’s illusive. Absent, even, in today’s fast-paced, information-overloaded society. Not a minute goes by when we don’t have a cell phone ringing, a child needing something, a screen shining and demanding our attention, and more. I noticed a woman as we drove down the street yesterday. She was walking hurriedly, cell phone in her … [Read more…]
Who I am is not defined by what I do. I am not “just an adoptive mom.” I am not “just a wife.” My earthly credentials will never seem glamorous in the eyes of some. To others, it seems I have accomplished great things. Even to my own eyes at times, I am overwhelmed by … [Read more…]
Years ago, one running “inside joke” my husband and I had about being an adoptive family was that we were going to someday write a book about all of the thoughtless, crazy things that people say to adoptive families. My tune has changed a little on this because I see the need for people to … [Read more…]
We all need a fresh start once in a while. Our God is a God of fresh starts. His mercies are new every morning. (Lamentations 3:22-23) Because of the Lord’s faithful love we do not perish, for His mercies never end. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.