My Piano Teacher

When we begin to reflect on the beautiful gifts that God has given to us in the form of people he has placed in our life as mentors, teachers, parents, grandparents, spouse, children and friends, the wells of gratitude begin to spring up in our hearts. We find that we would not be the person …

Surely, He has borne our griefs

“Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”  ~Isaiah 53:4-5   Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn

He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

Every time I go through my trove of family photos I reminisce about the season we were in at the time they were photographed. We had been studying a lot of Eastern Hemisphere cultures in our history curriculum for school and had been reading about Mother Teresa of Calcutta. My daughter was so touched by …

Foxes Have Holes

And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” Luke 9:58 But this cozy, cute fox lays his head amid the lambswool. He has a soft plush face and a paisley tail and patches. During our visit to Montana …

One Fourth of July

One fourth of July we were out taking a family hike in the Bastrop State Park.   We came to a place along a trail where someone had hung the American Flag.  Staring at the flag, a streak of boldness hit Laura, (a.k.a Mom) and she boldly sang out the Star Spangled Banner from her heart …

Little Fingers Little Toes

Little fingers, little toes on the sand, on the beach like a child with your shovel and pail; for the first time discover the waves have come up to your feet.. so you giggle As you wait for another wave to come and make its way to your little fingers, little toes. Not knowing yet, …

Proverb of the Day, Debt and the Election

“When you sit down to dine with a ruler, consider carefully what is before you,and put a knife to your throat if you are a man of great appetite. Do not desire his delicacies, FOR IT IS DECEPTIVE FOOD. Do not wear yourself to gain wealth. Cease from your consideration of it. When you set your eyes …