Character Counts

Last week our church held Vacation Bible Camp. I had a blast co-leading the Games Station outside. It was tremendously fun being a child with the children. I think all the adult volunteers had fun playing those four days. We were pirates...aargh! It was most fascinating to witness character growth among the children from one…

The Greatest Inspiration to Obedience

Love is the greatest inspiration to obedience. I look over my life and see plenty of disobedience - toward my parents and then also toward God. I loved my parents and I knew they loved me. I love God and know he loves me. So, why did I disobey as a child and why do…

Peeking in Prayer, Glimpsing Glory

Images of all sorts provide memory of the days surrounding Terrell's heart attack. Thankfully, powerful evidences of God going before us all along the way eclipse the scary images. One beautiful picture imprints my heart. Before our kids left the hospital for the night, we gathered around Terrell to pray for him. Kneeling and standing,…

Passionate Pursuit {day 11}: Changed

You're different.  You've changed... in a good way. Ever thought or said that about someone? I like to think my kids have thought this about me over the years... since they've certainly seen me at my worst - more times than I could count. I wish it didn't take my ugliest moments to grab my…