Category Archives: Motherhood

Nothing . . .

I read a very loose paraphrase of Romans 8:35-39 on the wall of my friend’s laundry room the other day. I was surprised, when I finished reading, to find my name at the bottom of it! Weird. I don’t remember … Continue reading

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Courtship in Our Real World, Part 2

Did you enjoy the first part of Susannah and Peter’s courtship story? I am so glad she’s taking the time to get it written down! It is such a testimony of God’s love and grace! One of the things I … Continue reading

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She Chose Life

I watched a video the other day. It was the testimony of a woman whose mother chose to give her life instead of choosing the “convenience” of aborting her. I rarely take the time to watch a video link on Facebook, … Continue reading

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Small Seeds of Faithfulness Grow into Large Trees

Last month, I had the honor of spending two weeks with Pastor Sujoy and his family in India. I and the others on my mission team worked beside him teaching computer and English classes, caring for kids, teaching them about … Continue reading

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One Thing Is Necessary

I can identify with Martha. How about you? Take a minute to read this short account of Martha and her sister from Luke 10:38-42.  Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her … Continue reading

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Raising Children Who Help

A large family can be a powerful army. I know because I was part of such an army not too long ago. Before the Forster kids started going off to college, jobs, and marriage, we worked together a lot. We … Continue reading

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He Delights in Us — Now

Motherhood’s a challenge. How many mothers can say when they finally fall into bed, that they’ve made it through the day without sinning? Our patience wears thin with those who keep needing us. We snap at someone who has asked … Continue reading

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My Not-So-Quiet Time

Is it hard for you to find a few minutes in the day to nourish yourself in God’s Word? If you have young children, you probably can’t even hide in the bathroom to read a few verses, because who says … Continue reading

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God Is Faithful

My oldest child turned thirty on Sunday. Wow. I found this letter in his baby book. I wrote it over thirty years ago, while we were waiting for him to arrive, before we knew if he was Daniel or Katie … Continue reading

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Previews of What’s to Come

One of my prize possessions sits on a dresser in our bedroom. It’s one of the first things I would grab if the house was on fire. It’s nothing fancy — just a little pitcher from an antique store — … Continue reading

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