I want to be the winner. My son is 4, and that is something that has frequently come out of his mouth. He loves to win, he wants to be first. We have had to gently talk to him about what winning truly looks like. Crossing the finish line first may mean that you were [...]
I’m reading a Christian novel about the Oklahoma City bombing, called To The Moon And Back, by Karen Kingsbury. Probably not the best thing for me to be reading right now, but there is something that caught my attention that I never have known before. The Survivor Tree. It is an American elm which is located on [...]
It's raining! No Charlie, it's not raining, the sun is out. This is just the snow melting. Why is the snow melting? Because the sun melts the snow. This is a typical conversation that I have with my almost 4-year-old son. Seemingly simple conversation, with deep treasures. I didn't realize during this conversation how desperately [...]
Summertime is one of my favorite seasons. After the Winter, it is nice to hear the laughter of children playing outside in their bare feet, the smell of fresh cut grass, the fragrance of flowers, and the welcoming of friends for backyard BBQ’s. Along with the fun parts of summer, warmer weather also means that [...]
Years ago, I was at a guard competition and as one of the guards put on a stellar show, I watched as their coach threw a stuffed bear in the air in utter joy for what she witnessed. That picture has stayed with me since, and reflects what happens in my heart when He surely is faithful to fulfill His promises.