My parenting regret

And just like that we have a child that has left the nest. That was an experience! I’ve taken the last few days since our oldest daughter moved into her apartment–it’s close to us and she she lives with a family member–to reflect and I have found my one parenting regret.  That doesn’t mean I haven’t had mistakes in parenting, but those come with the territory. Every since I’ve learned the value of prayer, I…..

A non-guilty Lent

I don’t recall where I was speeding hurrying to get, but I had been listening to the song Christ is Mine by CityAlight when I realized my gas tank wasn’t going to get me there.  Determined to find a place $.02 lower per gallon, I skipped a few gas stations before I finally stopped. As I entered the parking lot and pulled alongside the pump, the bridge of the song hit me: Come, rejoice now, O my…..

A different spirit

Churches are dying. The Christian faith is dying. At least that’s what the reports indicate.  It reminds me of the reports the “spies” came back with when they first explored the land God had promised the Israelites.  In the book of Numbers, a group goes to discover this new land.  Oh, it’s nice alright, but it’s full of giant, dangerous people.  We’ll never be able to go there!  The group said that and I’m sure…..

Vows to keep

I was reading about the nazirite vows.  These vows were made to set oneself apart for God.  Read about it in Numbers 6. It got me wondering about the kinds of vows we make to God and what prompts them.  When was the last time you made a vow to God?  Lent is approaching and I know you may be thinking of making a vow to not drink or eat something in particular. Although I would…..

Why husbands should make the bed

There’s a simple reason you, Mr. Husband, should be making your bed everyday. Depending on the number of throw pillows you’ve acquired, making the bed takes approximately 1.5 minutes.  Yes, I’ve timed it.  Now, I’m not suggesting a simple gesture of your willingness to pull your weight around the house.  If you want to do that, take care of the dishes or run the vacuum (without being asked!). No, I have something much more meaningful in mind……