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Ready for good

Ready for good

“Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good…” Titus 3:1 Making a good choice begins with having a plan and being ready.  We talk to our young people about being ready to go on time, being ready for big events, and being ready in sporting events.  But…

  “He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.” Psalm 18:19 I have shared my testimony many times.  I was raised in a Christian home and was saved at a young age.  I always had a deep desire to serve the Lord and wanted to fulfill His plans for my life.  When…

Loyalty

Loyalty

“The best things in life are never rationed.  Friendship, loyalty, and love do not require coupons.”  George Hewitt Loyalty is defined as “being faithful to obligations or people” and faithfulness as “steady in allegiance or affection; loyal; constant.”  What important qualities for all of us to have! I have thought a lot about loyalty lately.  In my estimation, loyalty is…

Live. Laugh. Love.

Live. Laugh. Love.

So what are some of the things we are doing “right”?  I asked my friend, Ana Hoeksema, to be thinking about that and she came up with some great thoughts… LIVE: Have you seen those cute wooden signs all over Pinterest that say, “Excuse the mess, the kids are making memories”? I just love that! We live at home. The…

Honesty

Honesty

  Honest – free of deceit and untruthfulness; sincere Truth – that which is true or in accordance with fact or reality Honesty is certainly a virtue that is fundamental not only in being a successful person of character, but also in our faith. Ephesians 4:15 “Instead speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into…

Entrusted

Entrusted

  “And say to Archippus, ‘See that you fulfill the ministry that you have received in the Lord.’” Colossians 4:14 Oh. My. Word. Ladies. I have wept over this. I have shouted over this. I have danced around my house declaring this over my family, over myself, and over you! Fulfill the ministry that you received in the Lord! I…

Humility

Humility

Humility. What a difficult issue humility can be!  We want our children to be confident and not to struggle with insecurity.  Our desire as parents is that they would accomplish the fullness of God’s will for their lives…that they would absolutely exhaust their full potential.  Humility – where does it fit?  My friends would tell you that I am fairly…

Kindness

Kindness

Oftentimes we say to our kids, “you should be kind… show her some kindness… can you please be kind to your little brother?”  But it is my prayer that we will begin to teach them in practical ways how to show kindness.  When situations present themselves, to ask them, what would be the kind response or how would the Holy…

I am fine.

I am fine.

I had a recent conversation with a friend that went something like this… “How are you doing?” “I am fine.” But I am tired of fine.  I am asking the Lord to teach me…teach me to be content in all things and to find joy. We have all said it…I’m fine.  Which can mean a multitude of things.  I’m fine…

We cannot multitask our relationships

We cannot multitask our relationships

We cannot multitask our relationships. I know the non-stop activity of a home with teenagers.  There is always something to do, somewhere to be or someone dropping by unexpectedly.  We live in a time when the message of the day is to have your teens busy and involved.  I think we have gotten the message and may I add that…