I am a pastor’s wife. Most Sunday afternoon lunch times begin with my husband asking me how the sermon went and if there was anything he should have said differently. My husband has said how much my feedback has been helpful to him over the last eighteen years. I don’t know if Pastor John MacArthur … Continue reading What I Wish John MacArthur Would Have Said: A Reaction to His Sermon on the Race Riots
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
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
Countdown to Christmas with children's Christmas books.
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
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
Free Five-Day Devotional; Let's Eat! Giving Thanks with Jesus at Mealtimes
If you already are interested in personality tests and analyzing personality then you will love Reading People by Anne Bogel of Modern Mrs. Darcy fame. I was initially drawn to this book because of the cover (yes, I do judge a book by its cover. Sorry, I can’t help it!). I was also drawn to … Continue reading Review of Reading People by Anne Bogel
Halloween is coming soon! In our family, my husband, Tim, takes the kids around to Trick or Treat in the neighborhood. I gladly stay home and hand out candy. A lot of the kids know me since I stand at the school bus stop with my kids and try to be a friendly face for all … Continue reading Trick or Treat Gospel Tract
It’s tough to know how to parent when there are so many technological devices around. I was hoping The Tech-Wise Family would have some simple answers for me. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any easy answers. What I did get was something better.