“Marco!” my son called out. “Polo!” replied all the others around him in the pool. With his eyes closed, he tried to walk and swim around the pool trying to reach out and tag someone. Every now and then he’d call out, “Marco” again, hoping to hear the answer, “Polo” nearby so that he could lunge […]
The memory is clear as day….I came out of my bedroom, and I saw her….sitting in the living room with her Bible in her lap. That was a scene I saw consistently when I was growing up – my mom having her personal devotion time with the Lord. That was also a major factor in […]
Shhh….Don’t tell my kids, but when I was in school, I did NOT like to study! In middle school when we had history exams that covered the entire book, I would actually pray that Jesus would return before I had to study all that info and take the exam! I know…not exactly the most spiritual […]
Ever been stuck in a rut? I grew up in the Midwest where we would get some pretty heavy snowfalls. As a kid, I thought that was awesome! We lived right next to a ditch that was great for sledding, and riding to the bottom was so much fun! It was not fun, though, when I’d […]
“Steve, I’m not sure if I’d really use an iPad if we got it.” “Well, Lana, if you don’t use it, it will become mine. I’m sure I’ll use it!” That was the conversation several years ago. Hard to believe I thought I wouldn’t use the iPad that much. Guess what? Steve never got the […]
While writing last month's post, I began to see how vague my prayers were for my husband also. That led me to think more about the needs of my husband and to dig more into God's Word about how I can better pray for him.
Do I pray for my children? Well, of course I do! Do I really pray for them as I should though? Recently the Lord has pricked my heart about praying more specifically for my children and also using Scripture verses to pray. I am finding that there are so many wonderful verses to pray! I […]
As I read over my 2014 praise journal, rejoicing over what a great year it had been, I realized I had written all these down in my own journal for me to see throughout the year and later, but what about my kids? Were my kids regularly seeing and being reminded of God's wonderful blessings and answers to our prayers?
What? I don’t get it. How does cutting back on sweets give me more compassion for others?
OK. I admit it. That headline is a terrible oversimplification. There’s a rather long and winding path from one to the other, but the journey is an interesting one. It’s almost a personal case study of how to find the root cause of a weakness.
“I don’t know why I keep crying!” I said to Steve as I put my head against his chest and he wrapped his arms around me. Something unimaginable had happened, and I was really struggling. For the first day, I was either in tears or near tears all day. Every time I was alone in […]