The chaos around us is real and constant. Even those who are normally steady find the current reality unsettling. For those of us who find strength as Christ followers, let me encourage you to utilize your home as insulation for yourself and your family when the noise is deafening.
What a fantastic gift of simplification and the elimination of hurry we have been given this Christmas!! It is unlikely that other Christmases will be like this one. Perhaps this can be one of your best Christmases ever. If you think about it, it is really up to you and to me what we make of this season.
These thoughts were written my 17 year old son during his year as he thought through the habits necessary to mature into a spiritual young man. In his own words, these are his ideas for spiritual habits.
I love kids. I have always loved talking with kids of all ages. Lately, I am noticing a disturbing trend. Bored kids who are boring. Technology has its value in learning with younger ones, but the excessive usage for so many appears to be stunting their intellectual, social and emotional growth.
Who is in charge of your child’s spiritual training? Some parents feel that if they go to church once a week, their child will have all the training he or she needs to mature. While the church community definitely supports growth, daily learning at home is best. Sometimes when a child is grown, parents look […]
Welcome Ashley, our guest blogger this week, to Nurturing My Nest!! Hey there, my name is Ashley Dennis. I am so excited to share one of my favorite things! Almost 2 years ago I moved to a little southern Alabama town. With my newfound slower pace, I found myself looking for new hobbies. I’ve always […]
The school year dictates that we keep a schedule weekly while summer offers promises of slower mornings, quiet late afternoons and early evening lounging by the pool. Remember, if you have kids, you might only have 18 summers with them. Don’t let this summer slip away without enjoying it thoroughly.
One of God’s greatest gifts to me is my Mom. For some time when someone would compliment me, I would say, “It’s because I had such a great mom.” Value exists in pausing to recognize how you came to develop thoughts and actions. I am grateful to have been raised by the best mom. While a thorough list would be extensive, I thought of ten of the most meaningful things that I learned from my most amazing mom.
My car was packed. I was inside enjoying the company of family when my phone rang. My sister was calling. I was unprepared for what followed. My mother had been feeling poorly, so my sister had taken her to the emergency room. Suddenly, she was saying a stream of horrifying words.
Pancreas. Stomach. Colon. Uterus. Liver. Metastasized. Malignant.
I know these words. This is fifth time I have walked with family into this journey of cancer.
I cannot stop crying! I am gasping! Nooooooooo!