God Our Father

My dad calls me darling. His dad called me darling.  When I walk into my parent's house, he always says, “Hi, Darling.” When we experience God as our Father, we experience Him intimately. We experience what it is like to be known and to be loved, to be cared for and...

Life Hack: Timers

Does your home turn into a madhouse between the hours of 4 and 6 pm? When my kids were little, I heard some people refer to it as the witching hour, but for those of you who have small kids, I'm just saying this has not improved for us as the kids have gotten older. I...

One Box at a Time

A few Christmases ago, my husband bought me a beautiful light green leather planner. I love paper and all paper products, so he usually gifts me something in that direction.  This planner though was an August - December calendar with pages of large boxes to write your...

You Could Be In For The Ride Of Your Life

We took our kids to an amusement park and when they looked down from the gondola, they were captivated by the area where you can put in a quarter and drive a remote control boat. You know the type, built in the ’80s...the water is murky and dirty, the boats are...

Follow Him Home

My grandfather had a way with animals, especially birds. My grandparents lived on an island in Southern Florida and my grandfather loved to fish. When we would return home in the afternoon with a catch, he would clean the fish on the dock. I can still smell the...

Baby Steps

If you are a mom or dad, you might remember when your baby took their first steps. Or if not, you have probably seen a video of a chunky legged, wobbly, one year old taking a few baby steps before tumbling to the ground with drooly smiles and everyone getting excited....

Lord, I am Coming

For years I lived not understanding prayer. At all. My prayers felt like I was tossing a paper airplane into the air only to have it flip around and hit me back in the face. I missed decades of a deeper and more honest relationship with God because I didn’t have a...

When the Lights Go Out

The first few weeks in January seem so dark.  The Christmas lights go out, and we are left with a dark, ordinary world.  In Nebraska, it seems to go very dark and very cold once the Christmas twinkle is gone.  We are the last ones in our neighborhood to turn off our...

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