Parents: Be Encouraged

Currently, we are learning how to parent a young adult. It has been interesting and challenging. We have found ourselves trying to navigate and adjust to our new role. It has gone from being less supervisory and more supportive which is a shift from parenting a young child. We are no longer the source ofContinue reading “Parents: Be Encouraged”

Hope

There are seasons of heaviness,There are seasons of grief,Seasons so dark in which there seems no relief. There are seasons of fear,There are seasons of doubt,When we feel like we are smothering, with no way out. There are seasons of plenty,There are seasons with no pull,When we feel like our cups are overflowing past full.Continue reading “Hope”

Builder of the Broken

Our oldest son was the biggest of all three of our children. He was so big that he completely skipped newborn diapers and went straight to size 1. I guess you could say he came into this world as a big boy and to this day, we refer to him as our “Big Man”. AsContinue reading “Builder of the Broken”

A Prayer for Graduates

Dear Father, We come to you on behalf of every graduate. Lord, we know that you have a divine purpose and plan for them. We thank you for the path that lies before each graduate. Your word says that you have plans of prosperity and not harm. You plan to give them a hope andContinue reading “A Prayer for Graduates”

God Doesn’t Need Your Help

11  For the LORD God is a sun and shield;The LORD gives grace and glory;No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.12  O LORD of hosts,How blessed is the man who trusts in You! (Psalm 84:11-12, NASB) God’s plan for us takes into account all of our talents, gifts, skills, and dispositions.Continue reading “God Doesn’t Need Your Help”

The Art of Letting Go

For years, I had an issue with letting go because of things I experienced as a kid. Due to the absence of several key people in my life, I tended to hold tightly to the people God placed in my life. My idea of loyalty was never walking away and loving hard. However, I hadContinue reading “The Art of Letting Go”

God’s Amazing Grace

What comes to mind when you hear the word grace? What do you envision? How do you think it feels to receive grace? How do you think it feels to extend grace to others? Recently, these very thoughts flooded my mind. The word “grace” in biblical parlance can, like forgiveness, repentance, regeneration, and salvation, meanContinue reading “God’s Amazing Grace”