“Father Dan isn’t married is he?” My son asks my husband in church. “Well, son…” My husband is interrupted by overzealous and crazy loud concern. “If he isn’t married, he doesn’t have any children.” “If he doesn’t have kids than Santa didn’t visit. My poor husband tries again…. “But that means no presents under the tree!!!” My husband starts to giggle along with most of the … [Read more...] about Deep Thoughts with T
I’ve had lots of stray animals show up at my home over the years. Cats, dogs, and even a couple birds. A budgerigar visited my bird feeder in Knoxville and in Illinois a cockatiel came to hang out on our power line. Yet, I’ve never had a stray horse until today. My husband caught them in the headlights of his car on the driveway! My husband leaves for work early in the … [Read more...] about Excuse Me Neighbor, Did You Lose a Horse?
Have you read “Out of Darkness” by Russell Freedman? Louise Braille, the hero in the story loses his sight due to a horrific accident he sustains in his father’s shop as a child. He and his family struggle with his diagnosis of permanent blindness and the impact his loss of vision will have on all their lives. The author’s research and the categorization of … [Read more...] about Build Empathy With Books
Above all I want my children to know they are loved by God. The love of Jesus and the many gifts He gives us transcend any earthly riches. Jesus gave His life so that we may find eternal life in heaven. God gave us each other here on earth to share in the journey. The Holy Spirit comforts and guides us as we travel through our days. We are truly never … [Read more...] about Jewel Hearts with Experience God
These sand crosses are simple to make and a lot of fun. They also carry a powerful message. Jesus knows what it is to hurt, to suffer, and to want what one cannot have! He understands and is there for us during our most trying times on earth. While kids glue and apply sand, take a moment to reflect on the many burdens Jesus is willing to carry for … [Read more...] about Create a Sand Cross with Experience God