We finished our annual planning time on Wednesday and now it’s time to work the plan. Planning without execution is a futile waste of time. I always end up with a big to-do list after our planning time and need to remind myself that most of these things are things we hope to accomplish over the next year, not this week. Over the years this
Here is a little something to think about as we do our holiday shopping this year. I remember well the first boycott my husband and I participated in. It was against one of the major department stores. Our oldest daughter was just a year old. This store was contributing thousands of dollars each year to Planned Parenthood. As we marched back and forth in front
Someone once said, “Be careful what you pray for, you might get it.” That sounds funny, yet that is exactly what happened in Psalm 106. The Israelites were tired of manna and asked for meat. God’s response: “And he gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul.” – Psalm 106:15 KJV As I read this during my quiet time I spent some time
Proverbs 13:20 (KJV) “He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.” We are no exception to the struggle most parents have about friendships for their children, and sometimes even for themselves. I remember several years when I didn’t feel like I had a true friend other than my husband. All our children were young and it
Do these words evoke strong feelings or memories for you? They do if you live in Minnesota and probably in many other states. When we started having children Dan and I longed to find a cabin where we could return year after year and make memories with our family. We couldn’t buy a cabin but we hoped to find one to rent that we could
As Stormie Omartian discusses in her book, The Power of Praying for your Adult Children, “the Lord is very willing to reveal His vision to us. He desires for all of us to have His vision for our lives, to have our eyes opened to understand our purpose and calling so we can respond correctly to the things He wants us to do, and so
This line from Lorrie Flem of Eternal Encouragement has stuck with me since I read it in one of her newsletters. “Sin always takes us farther than we thought we’d go, keeps us longer than we thought we’d stay, and costs more than we thought we’d pay. We really do become slaves to our sinning, whether it’s lying, lusting, or losing it when we’re angry.