Father, I pray that the little mustard seed of faith in my child continues to grow.
Christmas is my favorite time of year, but it hasn’t always been that way. For many years I looked at December as a list of duties and obligations. The decorations, parties, events, and gifts. Everything! The thing is, we are the ones in control. We choose what we allow into our holiday celebrations and what Continue »
I find pleasure in the giving of gifts, whether at Christmas, for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, or for any occasion. However, with our family of eight married adults, 10 grandchildren, extended family members, long-time friends, and colleagues, my yearly gift list can number above 40 recipients. So finding creative, memorable gift ideas is becoming more important than a Continue »
“In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.” Alex Haley I was blessed to grow up in a tight-knit, loving family. Every holiday, whether large or small, was celebrated with the family gathering for a meal—grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins—multiple generations sharing food and memories. The food Continue »
by Tracy Lane Instead of waving both hands in a conductor’s rhythmic flourish, he stood tall and proud and still. Despite his stillness, his warm demeanor and wide grin directed the churchgoers’ voices in heavenward worship. Shoulder to shoulder they bellowed and swayed to familiar seasonal hymns, song numbers he’d carefully chosen and scribbled on Continue »
Have you ever really wanted to buy something that was in scarce supply? One Christmas we wanted to buy the up-and-coming video gaming system for our family. My husband and son ran to the store to get one and were informed that the person right before them purchased the last one. The person who got Continue »