Marriage

Granting Grace

I recently dealt with conflict incorrectly because I didn’t give grace. I’d let caring for Mom and living daily life overwhelm me. I failed to communicate and set proper boundaries in another area of my life, causing misunderstandings. Another person's error caused me...

God Gives the Increase

I taught three-and four-year-olds at VBS last month. I’d taught this age when I was much younger but nearing sixty certainly made this task more challenging.  The first day we had ten littles and by the end of the week we had eighteen little souls. We were the...

Oh, Say Can You See?

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD;….  Psalm 33:12a  Fransis Scott Key penned the Star-Spangled Banner in 1814. He traveled to Baltimore to secure the release of his friend, Dr. William Beanes, who had been taken prisoner by the British. While there, he...

Faithful Friends

I don’t like clicks. They clack and clang. They report news of others and clash with those who oppose them. When an isolated group of women gathers to see an agenda come to fruition, I’d rather not be invited to join the click. I understand we all have a few close...

Is Your Name Written There?

My grandson Noah was named by a nurse who worked at the hospital. When the adoption was finalized, Courtney and Kyle gave his full name as follows: Noah Michael Romine.  Noah means rest and peace, which doesn’t always seem fitting because my grandson is loud and...

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