Doing Good Deeds

Doing Good Deeds

After the April blizzard my father told me to go next door and shovel the snow off of Ethel’s driveway. As an eleven year old, moving twelve inches of wet snow was a daunting and discouraging task. Ethel was an elderly single woman who worked for my father, so I sort...
Cultivating Family Worship at Home

Cultivating Family Worship at Home

What a unique time we are living in! Activities are restricted or somewhat limited, and a lot of people have more time at home right now—and more discretionary time. Something I’ve felt a passion for in recent years is an encouragement to not just survive, but thrive....
Attitude Matters

Attitude Matters

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances…” (Victor Frankl) Difficulties are inevitable—a shocking diagnosis, a problem child, financial hardship, betrayal, a freak...
I Can Do It Myself

I Can Do It Myself

There comes a time in every parent’s life when their child looks up at them with defiance and says, “I can do it myself!” Whether buttoning a coat, tying a shoe, riding a bicycle, or operating a mobile device, our children’s independence is an accomplishment...
Love: An Old Truth with a New Lesson Plan

Love: An Old Truth with a New Lesson Plan

As summer simmers along, schools are already preparing to go back in session. Although the material is very much the same basic information and principles taught year after year, effective teaching often requires new lesson plans. Often called “Teacher”, Jesus of...
Don’t Let Busyness Prevent God’s Nearness

Don’t Let Busyness Prevent God’s Nearness

One of the most frequent responses I hear when I ask people, “How are you?”, is “Busy!” I often respond the same way when asked that question. There is no shortage of activities with which we busy ourselves. Going to the farmer’s market, doing yard work, exercising,...