The Greatest Adventure Of Our Lives My husband, Scott and I recently took up hiking. We started on a whim last summer. With our kids now young adults, we were looking for something to do together that would also keep us in shape. Scott loves adventure, spontaneity, and sports. I love routine, planned adventure (if … Continue reading THE GREATEST ADVENTURE OF OUR LIVES
Dad's Brownies Two teenagers asked their father if they could go to the theater to watch a movie that all their friends had seen. After reading some reviews about the movie on the internet, he denied their request. "Aw dad, why not?" they complained. "It's rated PG-13, and we're both older than thirteen!" Dad replied: … Continue reading DO YOU LIKE BROWNIES?
“A MIND IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE.” I bet you remember this iconic slogan created by an advertising agency more than four decades ago to promote the United Negro College Fund scholarship program. I bring this up to make two points: our minds are like sponges and should not be taken for granted. The … Continue reading THE TROUBLE WITH AN IDLE MIND
When my son, Kevin was four-years-old, I bought him a helium filled balloon. As soon as we got outside, he intentionally let the balloon go. He watched as it floated higher and higher in the sky until he couldn’t see it any longer. Then he exclaimed with delight, “Take care of my balloon, Jesus.” Later … Continue reading PRAYERS THAT MAKE IT PAST THE CEILING
“Mommy, are you mad?” It was 3:33 am when my precious four-year-old daughter, Charity woke me. I know this because I squinted to focus on those dreaded red digital numbers glowing from my nightstand.Our entire family had been sick with the flu. So yeah, I was mad to be awakened. Did I tell her that? … Continue reading IS LYING ALWAYS WRONG?