Got Time?

The alarm chimes into my sleep about 6:20 every morning and after one snooze allowance, it’s time to hit the ground running. Sound familiar? My day is planned and full weeks in advance and seems to look pretty similar each day with little variance. I love my days, but they are packed! I’m sure they are much like yours: kids …

The Storms of Life

Before very long, a wind of hurricane force, called the Northeaster, swept down from the island. Acts 27:14 (NIV) As I write this, the northeast region of the USA, where I live, is hunkering down for what is being billed as “a blizzard of historic proportions.” Mayors are warning their constituents to prepare for a HUGE storm, then stay home …

The Ugly Heart

I’ve started seeing it creep in these days: The calculated shove that knocks his one-year-old brother away from his hoarded toys on the couch; the stubborn refusal to play the game his friend requests; the collapse on the floor when told to make his bed; the “don’t want to” when asked to give family members a hug. Now sure, not …

A Beautiful Inside

A spacious window in our front room allows me to look out and see an entire acre of property. I can’t even begin to guess how many times a day I walk past that window and see the trees, the grass, my kids playing, birds flying. It’s a breath of refreshment. One afternoon as I passed that window … all …

How Clever is God?

By a Virginia Mom I led a Moms in Prayer group for 18 years, praying with moms at four different schools in three different states.  During that time, one of the biggest blessings to me was seeing the impact that Moms in Prayer had on the women who came.  Virtually every mom showed up because she wanted something for her …

Sow What!?

Whatever a man sows that shall he reap.   Galatians 6:7 (NKJV translation used throughout ) We reap what we sow! We are to sow good seed in all places, at all times, and in all circumstances. God is responsible for where it lands and how it grows. The important thing is that we sow. God does not want us to …

I’m Free!

By Marta Gemelli In November of 2014, I spent almost two weeks sitting on a jury. Three little girls were sexually assaulted over a period of about seven months. The abuse was so terrible that I cannot and will not write about it. Months later, however, there is one precious moment that I cannot stop thinking about. When very young …

Together.

 O God, You are my God; 
Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; 
My flesh longs for You In a dry and thirsty land 
where there is no water. So I have looked for You. Psalm 63:1-2a (NKJV) I wake up happy. It’s an ocean day. Since I was little, this New England girl has loved the …