The 7 Joys of My Quarantine Life

I spent the first two weeks of our stay at home quarantine at the end of March 2020 in a state of shock. No one alive today has experienced anything like this total world lock down. I also grieved the loss of the speaking engagements I had lined up for this spring including a trip … Continue reading The 7 Joys of My Quarantine Life

10 Journal Prompts for Stay at Home Life

On the first day school was closed for coronavirus social distancing, one of my daughter’s teachers recommended that students keep a journal throughout this time so that they will have their first-hand account to share with future generations. What a great idea! So I decided that part of our homeschooling-ish activities would be journaling time. … Continue reading 10 Journal Prompts for Stay at Home Life

A Peek into the Pastor’s Life: Interview by Rachael Colby

Christian blogger Rachael Colby writes to minister and encourage others in the Lord. I met her on Twitter and she is a pleasure to know! Starting this past October, Rachael began a blog series interviewing a variety of pastors and wives to get an inside peek into ministry life. It's been encouraging to read about … Continue reading A Peek into the Pastor’s Life: Interview by Rachael Colby

A Poppy in Remembrance: A World War I Veteran and a Book Review

Every Memorial Day when I was young, my mother and I would attend a service at the local cemetery. The Boy Scouts were there to raise the flag. Local veterans were there in uniform. And a woman was there selling small, red poppies for us to pin to our shirts in memory of those who … Continue reading A Poppy in Remembrance: A World War I Veteran and a Book Review

Birthing Hope by Processing Fear

When author Rachel Marie Stone said she was on her way to Mali, Africa to live with her husband and her two sons, I was thrilled for her and her family and was looking forward to hearing how God would use them in that place. I didn't hear much through social media about their experiences, … Continue reading Birthing Hope by Processing Fear

Should You Take Your Kids to a Funeral?

Since my husband is a pastor, my children have been to a lot of weddings and a lot of funerals. My 8-year-old has already been to eight funerals in her short life. Some of those people who we gathered to remember have been family members and some have been part of our church family. They … Continue reading Should You Take Your Kids to a Funeral?