Age or Anointing?

At our worship team practice this week, our 21 year old worship leader mentioned how blessed she is that even though she is so young, people of all ages choose to be on the team and submit to her leadership. (At that rehearsal, the ages went from 15 to 53…

What Voices are Our Children Listening To?

Several years ago, our youngest son was in a local private Christian school. The kids there were heavily involved in the Pokémon/Digimon “stuff”. I did my best to teach my own children and the children at church about the demonic presence behind these characters, but it was difficult to get…

Looking Back at Our School Years

One of the things I have enjoyed with Face Book is being able to reconnect with people in my school years (one of them goes back to grade school in Checotah, Oklahoma).  It is very interesting to see their lives from an adult perspective, and to hear about their children,…

Seeking His Glory

I have been meditating on how God has been so faithful in my life through the most tumultuous four years of life I couldn’t have even imagined happening.  In doing so,  I realized how true the words of the song are, “The more I seek You, the more I find…

Child-Like Faith at Christmas time

As a man dressed in a red Santa suit waved at a group of children which included my granddaughter, my daughter-in-law and I started talking. I did not grow up believing in Santa bringing my Christmas gifts, and we did not teach this to our children. They must have been…

Insanity

We are all familiar with Einstein’s definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Here is another form of that definition: Doing the same thing everyone else is doing but expecting different results. How about if we get even more specific: Insanity is…

Godly Manhood

I have asked my husband Dave to write several blogs, sharing his insights into the role of being a Godly husband and father.  This is the second one.  If you missed reading the first one, I highly recommend you go back and read it first.  In discussing a man’s role…

Backward or Forward?

Song of Solomon 2:10-12 My beloved spoke and said to me, “Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, come with me.  See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone.  Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our…

Christmas Is a Time For…?

                                                       “Christmas is a time for…”  How did you just finish that thought?  Did you have to change it to something more spiritually acceptable after the first one that crossed through your mind?  For many of us, it is a time of stress with moments of joy, instead of the…