It hit me the other day — as I was reading the book of Joshua. God can do whatever He wants. And He’s on our side. I knew that. But somehow it penetrated my brain in a new way that day. I was reading about Joshua and the Israelites going out to fight against the Amorite kings who were attacking Gibeon. “The Lord discomfited them…the Lord cast down great stones […]Read More →
Did She Know?
“Mary, did you know that your baby boy will one day walk on water? “Mary, did you know That your baby boy will save our sons and daughters? Did you know That your baby boy has come to make you new? This child that you’ve delivered Will soon deliver you.” “Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.” Mary must have deeply loved this special Son that […]Read More →
One of the songs we all sang together at our wedding was And Can It Be That I Should Gain. On this Thanksgiving Day more than thirty years later, I am still praising and thanking God for His amazing love that led Him to send His Son to save me. He left His Father’s throne above, So free, so infinite His grace! Humbled Himself — so great His love! […]Read More →
Give Thanks to the Lord. He is Good.
“Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!” (Psalm 118:1, ESV) A long-time friend and sister in Christ shared some hard news with me yesterday, news that will profoundly affect her life and the lives of those who love her. In the midst of this trial that God has entrusted to her, she said something that we all need to remember, “I […]Read More →
It’s Worth It!
One day they’re little guys that you can’t turn your back on . . . . . . The next day you turn around, and they’re married and starting families of their own. It goes way too fast. Give motherhood your all. Be faithful to the task your Father has given you. Lean on Him for strength and wisdom. Thank Him for every day He gives you with […]Read More →
All Things Through Him
“Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it” (1 Thessalonians 5:24). It was a request I wasn’t about to turn down… Johanna lives almost two hours away. I hardly ever get to babysit her darling daughters, and never by myself. (I would have no much-more-fun-than-me aunts to compete with.) So I said yes. I would watch Katie and Victoria while Johanna joined her sisters at the party […]Read More →
“He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.” (Proverbs 18:22, ESV) Well, three flower girl dresses are almost done, and the wedding is this Saturday! Little Katie, one of my granddaughters, who along with her cousin Ruby, is a flower girl, says a fairy godmother is making her a princess dress to wear at the wedding. 🙂 I’ve never been a fairy godmother before. […]Read More →
We plant. He makes it grow.
This week we are switching our schedule. Tuesday’s posts will be a bit more irregular. We may skip a Tuesday here and there, in the interest of carving out more time to work on new Doorposts products. Project posts and posts directly related to child training will now be posted on Thursdays. “Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.” Psalm […]Read More →
Thoughts About the “Good Old Days”
Well, it was a bittersweet weekend. The last of this year’s many-many-trips-to-the-beach-and-a-whole-bunch-of-other-places, and the event that has finally helped me reconcile with the fact that summer is over. This trip was an annual pilgrimage of our family and our dear friends-and-neighbors up the road. Our two families have gone to the beach together every fall for at least ten years, probably more. We had a great time, like always. The […]Read More →
My mother’s birthday is tomorrow. She would have been 86 years old. Today Bethany, our second daughter, shares her memories and the lessons she learned from her grandma. Sometimes the people who change our lives most will only be there for a few years. Sometimes they won’t always know what to say and we won’t always remember what they said. But we will remember little things, like phone calls, poppy […]Read More →