I have a treat for those of you with children and grandchildren in your life. My friend Karen Whiting’s new book just released. I want you to be among the first to know. Because Karen packs so many creative ideas into each lesson, there is something to fit every family’s needs. Karen has provided a link below so you can enjoy a free sample of this fun and informative resource.
My friend’s words caused me to think of my own faith journey.
In Sunday School my young heart warmed toward God when I heard the stories of David and Goliath and Zacchaeus, the wee little man. My grandmother made sure I treated God with respect. No food in my mouth when we blessed our meal.
Tax season incites grumbling, from weary accountants and taxpayers alike, especially when we don’t agree with how our taxes are used or we feel the amount is exorbitant. Philippians 2:14 says, “Do all things without grumbling.” All things—including paying taxes?
As a Christian that means I shouldn’t gripe about taxes. But that hasn’t stopped my complaints when we had to pay more than expected. Maybe, like me, you could benefit from a fresh look at taxes.Continue Reading
Who hasn’t experience negative self-talk? Years ago, a knowledgeable guide delighted our group of moms and kids on a fieldtrip to a local historic site. But I sensed her emptiness and wanted to talk to her about the Lord. My conversation didn’t go as I’d hoped.
Accusations pelted me as I drove away, “Why did you say that? You really botched an opportunity. You’re a poor excuse for a Christian.”
Have you ever left a conversation where you wanted to help someone know God better and been besieged by negative self-talk? Or maybe you attended a Bible study and left feeling like you shouldn’t have opened your mouth.
Have you ever wondered what’s up with that?Continue Reading