Wands vs. Rollercoasters

Every now and then, I forget how different my boys are from each other. While we visited Universal Studios in Orlando, I was reminded. Both of my sons loved seeing the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. They both love the books and movies so much that they couldn’t wait to see…

A Warning from George Muller

“Public prayer will never make up for closet communion.” (The Autobiography of George Muller) Born in Prussia in 1805, George Muller lived a sinful lifestyle and possessed a cold heart (by his own admission) until the night when God “began a work of grace” in him. Soon after, he surrendered to preaching the gospel. From…

Waiting

My family just returned from a trip to Orlando. My boys (and I) are huge Harry Potter fans so we were thrilled at the prospect of experiencing the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley at Universal Studios. If you’ve ever been to an amusement park, you know that the amusement comes at…

Air Filter

The price of filling the car’s gas tank has gone down but the price of using electricity in my house has gone up, up, up in the last few months. I almost choked when I opened the last bill. In an effort to do what we could to lower our usage, we checked doors, windows,…

Do You Still Want It Fixed?

It seems like every retail store offers some type of warranty on its products. Most times we roll the dice, thinking by the time the product needs a repair, the extra warranty we diligently paid for 2 years would’ve provided the money to buy a brand new product.  However, when my husband bought my engagement…

Crazy Hair, Part 2

My oldest son just returned from Episode 15–a weekend filled with fun, music, and messages geared toward students in grades 6-12. One of many churches in attendance, Dan River Church was assigned to be the green team. Instead of wearing green clothes or a green hat, Josiah chose to support his team this way: Green…

Snowmageddon

My youngest son loves the snow. He loves to sled down the hill in our front yard.  He loves to slide down the slide in the backyard into a mound of snow at the bottom.  He loves to build snowmen. And he loves to make snow angels. I’m not sure I know anyone who…

Growth Chart

I’ve survived a lot of big moments in my life. I didn’t freak out when I turned 30 (or 40). I didn’t cry when my boys started kindergarten. (Yes, they’re homeschooled, but let me have this victory.) I didn’t overreact when my oldest moved into student ministry after all of those years of working with…

A Christ Vibe

Scott and I had lunch with my in-laws, Doug and Jane. Even though we were dining at Dairy Queen, I was dressed for a long overdue date with my husband. The lunch was a bonus to the main event: handing over our children for a sleepover at Grammy and Poppy’s house. As we greeted them,…

Trivia Crack Crown

I was introduced to the game Trivia Crack about 2 months ago, but I didn’t become addicted to it until more recently. (Yes, I know…I am always behind the times.) No wonder it’s named after a drug. If you’re not familiar with this game, it’s like playing Trivial Pursuit with one friend at a time….