Monday, July 30, 2018

Ten Ways to Pray for Your Adult Children

You've raised them, and the hard work is over. It's 'me time.' You now get to relax and live your life. Variations of these themes exist for parents who have raised children, but this is never the reality. While the early years may be labor intensive, the latter years are emotionally taxing and take an equal toll on you. As adults, our control decreases but we have a more significant opportunity for positive influence. With the backdrop of prayer, we can navigate the seasons of our lives with success.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Swipe Up; Look Up

I remember when I first became the owner of an iPhone – I was like a kid in a candy store discovering that a phone had more purposes than communication. Soon I discovered apps with their powerful allure of making my life easier. But in no time those apps became an annoying distraction with the constant ding of notifications combined with my insatiable desire to always scroll to see what’s happening. The continuous running of apps not only took a toll on me but also on my device.

It was my daughter who taught me that swiping up would close all my open windows. I’m discovering that I need to swipe up in my life and close many things that are running, which are distracting while

Monday, July 16, 2018

Guest Post - Faith Don't Fit

This guest post is a late birthday present from my son. I think it's right on time. It makes my heart sing when my children share these thoughts with me. It lets me know the hard work is not in vain. Read on and be encouraged.
What is faith? It's defined as the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not
seen in the Good Book (Hebrews 11:1). Martin Luther King Jr. described it as “taking the first step, without seeing the whole staircase." Webster defines it as a firm belief in something for which there is no proof.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Doing Life Together

"It is not good for man to be alone." With this bold statement, God put Adam to sleep and performed a surgery on him that created Eve - a woman. When God created Adam, He was pleased with all of his creation, up to that point, yet He recognized that someone vital was missing. He used Adam's rib to create and form Eve. How do we get a woman - a fully developed woman made for a man out of a bone? Only God could do that.

Like all of His creation, in His divine wisdom, God knew what He was doing when He made Eve for Adam. He knew the communion, and the intricacies of marriage were what Adam needed. It's fashionable to bash marriage today, but I am not from that school of thought. When Adam first saw Eve, he was awestruck! Wooo man! The Bible