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Why I Read The Bible

 I was six years old when I was given my first Bible. I was awarded this red covered book with gold “ Holy Bible” inscription for my efforts in memorizing Bible verses in my Sunday School class. I still can remember that day and how excited and proud I was of my new...

Be Kind

First Published at 1st Corinthians13 Parenting on 6-18-2015 I drove 70 miles south of my current home to the city where I grew up. My mind racing wildly as I contemplated the fact that my mom was in ICU and was not doing well. I took the exit from the highway and by...

Move that Mountain

Move that Mountain First Published at 1st Corinthians 13 Parenting.com on April 17, 2015 I stood in the middle of a room full of women, all different ages represented, all gathered for a prayer retreat, taking time to worship together, singing Christy Nockel’s song,...

9 Things I learned from Sports

First published at 1 Cornithians 13 Parenting.com on March 17, 2015 " Its the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat" I grew up in the 1970’s and most Saturdays we sat down as a family to watch ABC’s Wide World of Sports. The opening segment was always the same,...

Forever Blessings

Forever Blessings

First published at 1st Corinthians13Parenting.com 2-20-2015 I was handed a beautifully embroidered silk pouch and tucked inside was a gleaming gold charm, a Chinese symbol. How could she have known, was this a sign from God? Those are the thoughts that raced through...

Travel Light

Travel Light First Published at 1st Corinthians 13 Parenting on January 21, 2015 “Please place the heaviest bag on the scale.” This was the instruction from the lady standing behind the ticket counter as we began our process of checking in for our international...

NOT SO PERFECT CHRISTMAS

First Published at 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting.com Oh the stress of trying to be perfect! We all know there is no such thing, right?! But why do we try so hard to make our lives seem perfect when they aren’t even close. Christmas time just magnifies this ten fold,...

Thanksgiving T A B LE Tips

First published at 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting.com on November 20,2014 November has arrived and if you live in the United States that means it is Thanksgiving time. I think it is great that we set aside a day to give thanks. I’m wondering though if our hearts are truly...

Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink First published at 1st Corinthians 13 Parenting.com on 10-17-2014 Like a lot of little girls, my favorite color growing up was pink. Pink to me is always soft and pretty or bright and sassy. All shades of pink I like.Eight years ago I officially became...

Who Are You Becoming?

The most important thing in your life is not what you do: it’s who you become. Dallas Willard Awhile back a friend of mine asked my twelve year old daughter this question, “What do you want to do when you grow up?” “ I don’t know,” was the reply and then she went on...