We bought our house when we were over eight months pregnant with our first child. In hindsight I would say that it was a purchase under duress. We had looked for an entire year in the big city, but whenever we seemed to get close, one of us was uncertain. So when we found ourselves … More Encouragement for life in Christ- Day 54 – The Remodelling
“We just need some balance!” No matter the fad or the trend, ultimately someone rightly announces that the bottom line to a happy life is balance. Too much food or too little food, too much rest or too little rest, saving money or spending money, fear or recklessness, a mind that never turns off or a … More Encouragement for life in Christ- Day 53 -Tipping the Scales
We all love a good miracle, don’t we? We love it when something we can’t explain, or something that defies the natural expectations of any given situation happens. Miracles grab our attention. They set us all abuzz with excitement, wonder, gratitude and happiness. We can’t stop talking about them because we just can’t get our … More Encouragement for life in Christ – Day 52 -Miracle on King Street
Our culture doesn’t look pretty when we within it are told we have to wait. For over a half-century we have unwittingly created for ourselves one fundamental life’s goal – fulfill desire right now! This is not to say that this goal did not inspire invention and design prior to the 60s. After all, there is … More Encouragement for Life in Christ – Day 51 -Why Wait?
What is one thing that can stretch parental patience to new levels of thin, drive parents to the brink of insanity, or send them to their knees in repetitive frustration? Children fighting. Sibling fighting, or children fighting in general, seems to be the one thing universally experienced, and universally exhausting to parents. Children usually pick … More Encouragement for Life in Christ – Day 50 – Sunder Showers
I have a table lamp that provides me with much-needed light, especially when the room is dark because my eyes are not what they once were. The lamp has a switch. If I want to read I can choose to turn it on or off. However, if I choose to turn it on, but have … More Encouragement for Life in Christ Jesus – Day 49 – Flick the Switch
Alone and frightened, without food and water, the young boy sat cradling his knees. Warming himself with his thin, spring jacket, the only sound he heard was the sound of a distant crow and the chattering of his own teeth. How long had he been there? How far had he come before he realized he … More Encouragement for life in Christ Jesus – DAY 48 – TRAIL BLAZING