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Cut down the cold winds by…

Being outside in the cold is not inviting most days, especially when we experienced some warm weather so early. These new cold days have caused the screens to dominate in our homes again. Try a few of these ideas to help build closer family relationships. Note: Please don’t vilify the use of screens. Just provide… Continue Reading

Do their socks matter?

Do their socks matter? Well, socks are relative… as in, yes, they matter to some relatives. One of my boys could not care less whose socks are whose, but for one of my boys, it is a major offense if someone else uses his socks. Likewise, he seems quite upset when I make a mistake… Continue Reading

Bible Study 2017

Bible Study 2017 For several years, I have enjoyed reading through the Bible in a variety of ways. I have always heard a great way to get in depth with a study is to read through the same book of the Bible every day for a month. I have been praying about that opportunity, and… Continue Reading

Proverbs 27:6

Proverbs 27 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy. Proverbs 27:6 ESV As women who long for relationship. Sometimes, we are fooled by those women who seem to care for us but really only care for themselves. Likewise, we are all guilty of shutting someone out who told us… Continue Reading

Proverbs 26:4-5

Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes. Proverbs 26:4-5 Earlier this week, one of my children was not exercising much self-control over his constant movements and noises. Then his anger when his brothers got… Continue Reading

Proverbs 25:4

Proverbs 25 Take away the dross from the silver, and the smith has material for a vessel; Proverbs 25:4 ESV Do you see the parts of your personality that are being challenged, the parts in which you fail and are embarrassed and just want to hide away from the world? God is challenging those parts… Continue Reading

Proverbs 24:3-4

Proverbs 24 By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. Proverbs 24:3-4 ESV “Good. Better. Best. Never let it rest… until your good is better and your better is best.” I don’t know who wrote that, but I will never… Continue Reading

Proverbs 23:15-16

My son, if your heart is wise, My own heart also will be glad; And my inmost being will rejoice When your lips speak what is right. Proverbs 23:15-16 NASB When one of our children does something sinful, it is tough to see and then deal with effectively, especially if we are embarrassed or hurt… Continue Reading

Proverbs 22:9

Proverbs 22 He who is generous will be blessed, For he gives some of his food to the poor. Proverbs 22:9 NASB Most of us have heard of many great organizations that give to the poor and help take care of those in need. We often close our eyes and ears to what is going… Continue Reading

Proverbs 21:19

Proverbs 21 It is better to live in a desert land than with a quarrelsome and fretful woman. Proverbs 21:19 ESV fret·ful /fretfəl/adjective feeling or expressing distress or irritation. as “the baby was crying with a fretful whimper” Or, in our cases, “the mama was stewing with a fretful sigh” Ah, how often do we pat… Continue Reading

Proverbs 20:3

Proverbs 20 It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife, but every fool will be quarreling. Proverbs 20:3 ESV When we hear quarreling, we often want to get involved and repair the damaging relationship, whether it is our fight or not. How often, however, have we seen someone, often our husbands, kick… Continue Reading

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