Got a summer birthday? I mean, birthdays are great and all, but I love, LOVE that my birthday is in the summer. I have so many great summertime memories but the one that came to the forefront is from the summer of 1978, when I turned six years old. I don't remember unwrapping the present... can't remember the cake or if we even had one. But I remember what the gift was: a camera that served as … [Read more...] about Favorite Summertime Memory for Women of Faith
Last week we had Vacation Bible School at our church, just as many did across the nation. My own children throw themselves into every lesson, craft, memory verse, and game. They have their favorites; my 4 yr. old son even slept with his craft one night. And every year for the past eight years I've participated in Northwest Bible Church's VBS, at some point during the week, I walk in the worship … [Read more...] about Here I Am to Worship…
The past few days has brought a few boisterous storms through the Columbus area. In a not-so-brave voice, my sweet 6 yr. old has asked me numerous times, "Why did God make thunder and lightning, Mommy?" Hmmm. Well, my answer the first time was to distract her so that she wouldn't be afraid. My answer the second time was that thunder is only the noise of clouds moving. On the third time, I … [Read more...] about Why, Mommy, Why?
Outside the Zone of Appearance : David Read I Samuel 16:1-13 Why did God send Samuel to Bethlehem? What characteristics did the Lord tell Samuel specifically NOT to look for? Why do you think that it is so difficult not to judge a person by their appearance? Is there a particular verse in this passage that stands out to you? As we look forward to studying David, his comfort zone, and his … [Read more...] about Looking Forward to Lesson 2
What is it with movies about deadbeat dads who transform into fantastic fathers? Such a common movie plot; maybe because great dads are few and far between? Father's Day is right around the corner and with the inspiration of Tommy Nelson, I write this blog to recognize my #1 husband, Matt, who is such an awesome dad! I referred to my husband's incredible balance of life and family in another … [Read more...] about Our Daddy’s The Best
Tonight our ladies' Bible study group discussed our comfort zones as an introduction to the course. One definition of "comfort zone" was a comfortable place where self-imposed boundaries define our thoughts and actions. The boundaries can be physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. Our desire as a study group is to focus on journeying outside our spiritual comfort zones. In reviewing Heb. … [Read more...] about Week 1 Outside the Zone
There's a term that has emerged in modern vocabulary. On American Idol, they want "relevant" singers. HGTV requests "relevant" designers. And I totally get it. We are no longer living in the 18th century, so let's not pretend we do. Technology should be embraced and utilized. Modern conveniences should not be banned. However, recently I read an article that fired me up about what the Church … [Read more...] about All About “Relevant”
I just took a peek at each of my sleeping children after a busy day. I couldn't help but think of the song "Heaven is the Face" by Steven Curtis Chapman and wanted to send you the reminder of how important each and every single day is. Treasure life; anticipate Glory.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9JTwJ_1lzE&feature=fvw] … [Read more...] about Precious sleeping children…