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
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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
What I Read in June
Find out what books I read in the month of June. Which did I love and which books would you love?
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?
A Tom Hanks Themed Dinner Party
A mouth-watering Tom Hanks themed dinner menu and activities. Can you guess the Tom Hanks movies represented?
Book Review of Mrs. Oswald Chambers: The Woman Behind the World’s Best Selling Devotional
My Utmost for His Highest was put together by Biddy Chambers, Oswald's wife. Who was she? What can we learn from her life? Book review of Michelle Ule's new biography.
Countdown to Christmas with Children’s Books
Countdown to Christmas with children's Christmas books.
Fewer Choices, Less Stress for the Holiday Season
When my youngest child, Molly, was 5 years old, an elderly friend took our family to the Dollar Store. For Christmas, she wanted to treat each of our children to five things from the store; five things of their choice. The day we met at the store, it was crowded with people getting ready for … Continue reading Fewer Choices, Less Stress for the Holiday Season
Easy Thanksgiving Journal for the Whole Family
Packed away in my tote of fall decorations is a little brown blank book that came from the dollar store. Warmth spreads through my heart when I flip open the cover and see handprints, doodles, and scrawled words inside. Each year for the past 11 years our family has taken some time on Thanksgiving Day to … Continue reading Easy Thanksgiving Journal for the Whole Family