Let Us Be Thankful

“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever Continue »

Star of Wonder

by Tracy Lane Have you ever spent a summer night belly-up on a backyard blanket studying the stars? Some look as if they’ll plop right into your lap. Some are like pieces of glitter in a faraway place. Others, like the North Star, are bright enough to guide any lost wanderer home. Jesus calls himself Continue »

Tired, Sacred Moments

by Tracy Lane Tired toddler midday meltdown ensued. At the same time, baby diaper blow out covered my shirt, her entire body, and the rocking chair. The rocking chair that I needed to coax my toddler to sleep in—immediately. Well, that is if any of us were going to make it through the next five Continue »

King of Kings

Have your littles started compiling their not-so-little Christmas lists yet? How ironic is it that right in the middle of the month that we are focusing on gratitude and trying to teach them to be thankful for what they already have, everyone else is telling them it’s time to make that list and check it Continue »

“Game On!”

My fondest childhood memory is when mother set up the Monopoly game board on the dining room table to signal “Game On!” As a single parent, relaxing over the weekend meant playing monopoly with her children. We would play the game for hours accumulating properties, hotels, and piles of money. Both my mother and brother Continue »