When the Angel Didn’t Come

(from aliensandangels.wordpress.com) Last year my dad died of cancer.   He had been battling cancer since my son Big D was born.  It was miraculous how God took care of him in those years.  Most of the time he was healthy and doing well.  I used to think it was just the surgeries that removed the cancer spots him that made […]

Favorite Links-February 2012

As February continues cold and snowy for us, here a a few of the blogs I have enjoyed reading in the last month. From Scotty Smith- A prayer for Casting Our Burdens on the Lord Encouragement for those needing friends and even for those who feel like they have enough. Finding Friends.  This blog also has some great desktop calendars for […]

Talking About Jesus

As I woke up this morning and lay in bed awake, my mind started thinking about a blog post I had read recently by John Piper called Know A Christian Who Seems to Love Movies More Than Jesus.  It really made me think about the daily conversations I have both inside and outside my home.  What do I get excited about? […]

December 2011/January 2011 Links

Here are some posts that have me thinking and hopefully applying.   Lysa Terkeurst in her post Confessions- Part 3 talked about how we can often push the limits and manipulate instead of waiting on God. Another Lisa, Lisa Byrne reminded me of our 4 minimum requirements. They are not rocket science but practical.   Ann challenged me to a JOY DARE. Actually […]

Favorite Links-November 2011

When I have a few minutes to spare, I love reading other peoples blog and have about 10 that I follow regularly.  I guess it is kind of like reading a magazine for me since the blogs range from crafts to parenting tips to devotional thoughts to politics.  Here are some of the posts I enjoyed this month. Lysa Terkeurst […]

The View

Life looks very different depending on how we view it and where our point of view comes from.  Take Peter for example.  In Matthew 16, in one section he declares Jesus is the Son of God and in the next he tries to convince Jesus that he really is not going to die.   In the first interchange, Jesus tells […]

Prayer and Paul Tripp link

This summer I wanted to buy one of Paul Tripp’s books on raising teenagers but it wasn’t on the kindle and I had no room left in my suitcase for another thing.  So I found his blog which has been a fun find.  This month Paul Tripp had three different blogs on prayer that reminded me that I am not […]

Rejoice is a Verb

As I prepare for the new school year,  I keep finding myself in the company of two of our local language teachers who are graciously giving me space in their classroom to work.  They like to ask me questions about what a school policy means and even what different English words mean.  On Sunday I was working on putting the […]

Favorite Links- August 2011

Two links I have been enjoying this summer are www.hearitfirst.com and www.vesselproject.com  The first link was recommended by a friend and allows you to sign up for a free song download each week.  We have done it for four weeks now and have liked all but one of the downloads.  The last one was a fun teenage girl song that had us […]

In the Storms Link

Ann gives some good thoughts to think about in her blog In the Storm.  Her book is on my reading list for the summer.   Dear God, Thank you for today and all it has in store for us.  Thank you for a crowded house full of family and lots of fun together.  Thank you for the air conditioning but also […]