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Basking in His Presence

September 19, 2016 I sat back in my chair, basking in the fresh air. In front of me lay a full English tea service: tiny sandwiches, scones, and pastries. A dainty teacup contained my Palace Earl Grey tea, to which I gleefully added two lumps of sugar. An umbrella shaded me from the sun in…

A Teachable Spirit

September 12, 2016 For most of the country by now, schools are back in session. Back-to-school sales are over, and for families, weekday mornings are now a flustered rush to get to the big yellow bus in time, lunch in one hand and homework in the other. Students are off to learn their reading, writing,…

Whatsoever Ye Do

September 5, 2016 In the United States, we have so much to be thankful for. Opportunities abound because the achievements of American workers have made our country a strong and prosperous place to live. Labor Day is a celebrated tradition that dates back 134 years to honor our industrious citizens. As believers in Christ, we…

The Greener Grass

August 29, 2016 So often we’re tempted to play the comparison game. Someone is always smarter, stronger, or better looking than we are. Or maybe they know exactly the right thing to say at exactly the right time. Maybe blessing after blessing keeps getting heaped upon them, leaving you thinking, what am I doing wrong,…

New Life

August 22, 2016 I stood in line at the Social Security Administration, waiting…waiting…waiting, with the required documents to officially change my name. After all the wedding bell bliss, the reality of transition had set in. I was in a season of change. Happy change, but change nevertheless. I now had a husband, a new home,…