Relentless Gratitude

by Tracy Lane “NO! I don’t want THAT shirt!” she screamed again, while the ticking minutes grew faster and fewer till the school bus arrived. Back to the closet to choose another option and of course, “THAT’s not the shirt either.” “Mom, meatloaf? Yuck! I want chocolate chips for dinner!” Of course he does. Wouldn’t Continue »

Backyard Campout

Above me the sky was sprinkled with stars. They seemed more abundant and a little brighter than usual. My arms were wrapped around my 5-year-old, who leaned into me as close as she could on the rickety bench of our picnic table. We warmed ourselves by the campfire and laughed hysterically as my husband told Continue »

Enter His Courts Welcome

Opening up your home can be quite an ordeal. Making sure every couch cushion is straightened and fluffed, lighting the last-minute candle to cover yesterday’s leftovers , and putting extra toilet paper rolls underneath the guest bathroom cabinet fill the busy host’s to-do list. While it’s a lot of work, a clean and prepared home Continue »

Untie Your Story

Just around the corner is the long trip to grandma’s for Thanksgiving. A day in the car filled with kids and countless requests can teach a lot. Traveling with your family from one city to another is like God moving us from our home to His. Journeys are the same, whether going to grandma’s table Continue »