October 25, 2017

As someone who has a heart for children to know and love the Lord, I am daily reminded of the different stages children go through to come to know God in a personal way.  In a devotion I read a while back, I came across stages of growth children go through to know Jesu...

January 9, 2017

Wisdom can sometimes be thought of as being the same as knowledge.  I read a definition of the difference between the two that really puts it in perspective. "Knowledge is really about facts and ideas that we acquire through study, research, investigation, observation,...

December 5, 2016

"Why am I still living in the Chicagoland area?," I mumbled to myself as I looked at the temperature outside while getting ready for work.  You might assume that growing up in this area I would be a winter person.  But, I will honest.  Winter is my least favorite seaso...

November 28, 2016

"Then the angel of the Lord ordered Gad to tell David to go up and build an altar to the Lord on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite. So David went up in obedience to the word that Gad had spoken in the name of the Lord" (1Chronicles 21:18-19).

In 1857, an Ameri...

The role of a parent can sometimes be a thankless job. We sacrifice time, money and resources in an attempt to build our children into godly adults, who, in turn, pass this heritage on to their children. In most cases, however, it is not until our children reach adulth...

I love coming across old articles.  Before reading it I look into what was happening in the world during that time period in order to give myself a better understanding of its content. I recently found this newsletter from 1995 and discovered that no matter what year a...

In devotions this morning, Mrs. Bolkema, one of our physical education teachers, shared with the staff how showing kindness to others and displaying the Fruit of the Spirit kindness in our lives is an “intentional intuition to take a risk”.  She then went on to tell th...

September 26, 2016

The summer before my father died in 1940 my sister and I were living with a farm couple who were members of our father's church.  We had stayed on several farms during our father's long struggle with tuberculosis. Much to my consternation our mother mailed two pair of...

Twenty years ago today my dad went home to be with the Lord.  It was sudden and very unexpected.  As comforting as it is to know that I will one day see him again, I still think about him and miss him every day, especially when I get a glimpse of him in my children....

I am an avid reader.  I find myself drawn on numerous occasions to the self-help articles you find in magazines and on social media.  Now, I’m not talking about articles like “5 Moves to Get Rid of those Love Handles” or “How to Be a Morning Person” (Believe me, I’ve t...

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