Word of encouragement

Jude 24 God is strong and can help you not to fall. He can bring you before his glory without any wrong in you and can give you great joy. A good word for those days when we just want to give up.

The King James Version

You don’t hear it so much today but when I was growing up some people thought that it wasn’t the Bible unless it was written in the Kings James Version. I must admit that every once in a while I think maybe that should be true. For one thing, the verses are easier to memorize since they seem to have […]

An observation on John 16

If you were Jesus’s disciple and he said that his father would give you anything you asked for in Jesus name, what would you ask for? I was thinking about that. Growing up in the culture of America, I automatically think of asking for things, things for me and maybe my family or maybe even asking for someone to get […]

I can’t control my children

Okay, I know I can’t control my children, but do you think God ever says that about us. Can you imagine him saying to one of his angels, “I have reminded Teresa not to do that. Why can’t she ever learn? ” Whether those words were spoken or not, I do know that my Heavenly Father loves me and is […]

new shoes

In the past month or so both of my children have needed and were bought new shoes. The shoes fit and they like these shoes but it seems they forget to wear their new shoes. I don’t know if it is the habit of putting on their old shoes or what. We will be out doing errands and I will […]

Are we having fun yet?

It was one of those weeks where I felt more like a drill sergeant then a mom. I had just delivered my last round of instructions and was in the process of seeing them ignored. I was frustrated and I think they were too. I could find where my children had been by the trail they had left. In the […]

A Bad Hair Cut

Here is how it happened… I had been needing a hair cut for a few weeks and drove by this walk in place and decided to go in. My instincts told me to walk back out but since I wasn’t feeling very patient, I let the first available stylist cut my hair. Somehow it just didn’t come out anything close […]

Living a Life of Grace

This morning I just finished reading the biography of Ruth Bell Graham. I was encouraged and challenged by her life. She grew up as missionary kid in China and then went to Wheaton College where she ended up meeting her husband Billy Graham. Ruth’s life was filled with supporting her husband, raising her children and showing grace to all those […]

A Holy, fierce passion

This summer I have been reading Captivating by John and Stasi Elderidge. In their chapter called Romanced, this is what they said: ” Faithful obedience to God is vital, but it is not all God draws us to…. The persecuted church is vast today. More Christians are being matryered in our lifetime than in any other time in church history. […]

God’s Guidance-A Slow and Certain Light

So far this year one of the best books that I have read is a book by Elisabeth Elliot called God’s Guidance- A Slow and Certain Light. Elisabeth Elliot had a way of reminding me of things that I knew but she presented them in a new light. She reminded me of how the Lord’s prayer can make a good […]