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 »

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 »

Get on the Boat!

Noah’s wife got on the boat! Think about it. Noah’s wife got on the boat! Marriage is a crazy commitment. God often asks husbands or wives to do something that some would say is insane or irrational. But when I think about Noah’s wife (whose name, by the way, is never given in the Bible) 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 »