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 →
Sailing with the Pilgrims!
I’m looking forward to eating dinner on the “Mayflower” again someday. Instead of our own six children, it will be their children that huddle with me in the dark and pretend they are on the Mayflower, eating hardtack and dried meat while the winds blow and the ship pitches on the waves. Help your children appreciate the risks the Pilgrims took to come to the New World where they could […]Read More →
“…The glory of children are their fathers” (Proverbs 17:6). Daddy was not a man to draw a lot of attention to himself. We had to work to even get him to tell us stories about his life, and most of those stories revolved around his family and friends, not himself. His focus was usually on others. What could he learn about this person he was talking to? What could he […]Read More →
A Mother’s Day Tribute
My mother’s life was a life of quiet service. She was a contented and diligent homemaker, a devoted and patient mother, a loyal and hard-working daughter, a proud and boasting Grandma, and a quiet lady who knew how to listen well. My memories as a young girl include vivid pictures of going along with Mom as she ministered to her parents and to the elderly in our congregation. She helped […]Read More →
Learning to Listen Carefully
“Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth” (Proverbs 5:7). Do any of your children ever offer the excuse, “I didn’t hear you,” when they have failed to obey you? A child is responsible to listen carefully any time his parents are speaking to him. Listening is part of showing honor, and is necessary if the child is going to be able to […]Read More →