And a little book is born…just in time for Christmas

Feels like I’ve birthed another baby! It’s just a book, but the effort was great and the gestation longer than I anticipated.  It’s name is Jesus’ Unexpected Family Tree. I mentioned it last year in the blog, but it’s no longer a dream. It’s a real tangible book that I’m actually holding.  I can scarcely believe […]

Why does every human heart long for a father?

This longing comes from the image of God being imprinted on us the day we were created in the womb, and this image is a reflection of the perfect family.  We were designed to be, not a lone individual, but in a family, God’s family – with a perfect Father as the guiding authority.  So […]

Family Portrait in Progress

I’m learning more and more every year that celebrating the day we got married is less about us and more about painting a picture of family.  Family was God’s idea and marriage is how he chose to have a new family begin.   So when our anniversary comes up every year, as it is today, […]

Unworthy Mother, a Celebration of Family.

The first thought that came to my mind when I saw Mother’s Day approaching on the calendar was, “Oh, good, I don’t have to plan this one!”  …but even this day takes some thought.  It’s another special day on the calendar. Do the kids understood the point of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day?  What will […]

Would we do Lent again next year?

  Yes, I would… in the sense that I would do something to prepare my heart and the heart of my children for the most important celebration on a Christian’s calendar – Resurrection Sunday.  It is in this sense that I am using the word Lent here.  I don’t need to call it Lent, although […]

Resurrection Sunday – Pure White

A white Easter.  A white table cloth.  A white wreath and garland.  A white string of lights.  A white vase and flowers.  White candles and pictures and banners cry out, “HE IS RISEN!” “The Darkness is passing away and the True Light is shining” – I John 2:8. The Light of the World – White.  […]

Saturday of Passion week

The tomb Jesus was laid in was sealed on Saturday by a nervous group of religious leaders.  Guards were placed by the large stone…just in case someone got the idea to steal the body.  That would make it look like Jesus had actually risen from the dead as he had said he would.  They didn’t […]