I treasure the moments when he would come down the stairs first thing in the morning, sleepy eyes, disheveled hair, superhero costume on, and say, "Mom, I might have to save someone today." Then he'd sit down for breakfast and drink his chocolate milk. smile. Our world today is faced with many challenges. The great warriors of tomorrow live in our house today. They wear Batman clothes, eat … [Read more...] about Raising Kids with a Warrior Heart – 10 Things
Prayer for our Nation
Mental illness. Sadly it is one thing that affects many of our families in one way or another. Depression, anxiety disorders, suicide, addiction behaviors, bipolar disorder, hoarding - these are just a few of the illnesses that are represented in the histories of our own personal family. Are we alone in this? Are "our" families the only ones who have suffered such a vast degree of mental … [Read more...] about removing the shame from mental illness…
Woke up to a thick fog outside this morning... It seems to reflect how many of us may feel on this particular Inauguration weekend. Where are we really heading in our country? What do we believe anymore? What are we willing to stand up for? My heart, already burdened with so many unknowns in our nation's future, can't help but to search for a verse to somehow make sense of things. Though … [Read more...] about Seeing Through the Fog
I searched for a verse this morning to find encouragement, to find something to hold onto in this crazy world. I think the one that fits best for this day is simply this, "Jesus wept." John 11:35 Finding perspective in the midst of tragedy...it's a tricky, difficult thing at times... We ask questions that beg for answers. And sometimes the answers never come. Why? How? Is it possible? … [Read more...] about God, where are you?
These next 48 hours will write the pages of history - determined by our vote - we have the opportunity to help write those pages. Whoever your candidate of choice may be, we can rest in this - God has a plan, He's not up there nervously wringing His hands, He's not worried about who will win or what the latest polls show. He's called us to pray, to be involved, to have a voice & we can trust that … [Read more...] about Prayer for our Nation
Only 1 week left before our country elects a president. In the midst of all that is happening in our nation right now, please keep the focus to pray! The prayer points below were written by a dear friend of mine, Pam Schulz, who has such a wise, discerning ministry and voice in praying for our political world today. I'm always so grateful for her insights. Just wanted to share this one with … [Read more...] about Prayer for the Upcoming Election