Three “O” Words to Describe God

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.

pencil erasing 'guilt'

Roots of Anger: Guilt

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 […]

True Friend?

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.

Mother & Daughter walking on railroad tracks

Take Your Kids with You

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.

X-Plan: Giving Your Kids a Way Out

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 […]

Roots of Anger: Anxiety About Losing Something Important

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 […]

Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!

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 […]

Bible

Who’s Your Hero?

Abraham, venturing into the unknown Moses, leading a stiff-necked people Ruth, forging her way through poverty David, facing Goliath Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, enduring the fiery furnace Daniel, thrown in to a den of lions These are the stories our children hear, the “heroes of faith”.  But they are not the hero. Harold and the […]

Love Me?

Everyone loves to show affection to a baby, but it’s less common as the child gets older. Saying “I love you” and giving hugs is what all parents do to their baby.  It seems a very easy and natural thing to do.  The unconditional love is shown even when they mess up; like when they […]

Roots of Anger: Feeling Helpless or Inadequate

You are trying to do what appears to be a simple task – for example fastening two metal objects together with a nut and screw. However, each time you think they are aligned and you attempt to tighten them, the screw or nut moves or falls. After several frustrating efforts, you yell and pound your […]