The word omniscient comes from two Latin words “omnis” meaning “all”, and “scientia” meaning “knowledge”. The Bible clearly tells us that God knows everything, but how can that be given God has also given us free will? Lots of people get hung up on that. They struggle when thinking about our free will, and start […]
What is resting? Resting means to cease work or movement in order to relax, refresh oneself, or replace strength. Those descriptive words change a stereotype of resting from being a couch potato in front of the television, to replacing strength to work. That might be two different ways of relaxing, but not everyone recharges in those ways! How about you? What replenishes your energy?
On one of my rushed excursions to knock out a list of errands, a light bulb moment happened in the middle of driving! Being a passenger
I went to Target wanting to be a light for others and ended up with a smashed pickle jar, a crying toddler, a crying baby, a pouty soon to be kindergartener and a wave of embarrassment and mortification for me. The preschooler seemed to be the only person unscathed, but to her advantage, she was […]
A few years ago, I was speaking with a Christian friend of mine. I told him about my three favorite “O” words to describe God. He seemed puzzled, because he had never heard of God described with these words, nor did he fully grasp what they meant. The “O” words are… Omniscient, Omnipresent and Omnipotent.
Beneath overt anger is emotional pain and distress. Similar to the roots of a tree that feed the vital branches above ground, so there are four types of deeper emotions that stimulate angry actions. In the previous blogs, I discussed the first three roots including hurt, helplessness, and anxiety about losing something important. The fourth […]
In 8th grade, an important acting role came across my path. Of course, it was not like I was up for an Emmy or something, but new best buddies seemed to crawl out of the woodwork. My status as a great person had not been noticed before. There was one particular girl that seemed very excited for me and was constantly around. However, that friendship dissolved when the play was over. That new found relationship moved onto the leading roles of the next play, leaving me behind…. Upon reflection much later, that was a huge lesson to learn.
As my family begins a new chapter, one lead by Jesus, but one that is uncomfortable, unconventional, and full of unknowns, I drew so much encouragement and comfort from this mama’s blog.
I recently read an article that is just too good not to share it with you. It is from Bert Fulks who is a Christian with years of experience in student ministry. The article explains an effective and creative way to give you children a way out when they get into a troublesome situation. This […]
A man owned a sports car, which he kept meticulously clean. It was parked in his stone driveway. Neighborhood youth often played soccer and rode bikes nearby and sometimes small stones would fly in the direction of his prized vehicle. This was a constant source of irritation to him. Several times he would charge out […]
Years ago, after moving into our new home, to our surprise something else took up residence. During one of the tours given to our friends, a grasshopper decided to jump away when we interrupted his morning sun bath. Being a country girl, I instinctively picked it up and returned it to its natural habitat, outside […]