Counting Our Blessings Community. We know there is strength in numbers, but I also believe there is: 1. Encouragement 2. Hope 3. Stronger Faith 4. Friendship 5. Fun
Father, You promised to never leave nor forsake us. Deuteronomy 31:6 You are the One who provides for us. Genesis 22:14 You are the Lord who heals us. Isaiah 57:19 You are the One who directs our steps. Psalm 37:23 You are the God who loves us with unfailing love. Psalm 117:2 We thank You. … Read More
I have some exciting news to share with you today. Not only exciting for me, but I hope for one or more of you as well.I’m going to the dotmom event put on by Lifeway Ministries, and you can go too! The journey of motherhood is exciting, scary, lovely, and challenging. Which is why we’ve… Read More
Have you ever wondered what it really means to believe in Jesus? Does it mean to believe that He lived two thousand years ago? That He was a great teacher? Even that He was the greatest man who ever lived? Is that what John 3:16 means?
This post is my response to an email I received last week. The sender, my dad, asked several of us to share our thoughts. So, in addition to replying to him I have decided to publicly declare my reaction. Jim Wallis shared the following quote in his post for Inward/Outward, titled The Call to Conversion… Read More
It’s Friday Friend-day, and I would like to introduce to you my friend and our editor at 5 Minutes for Faith, Barbie Swihart. Barbie writes at My Freshly Brewed Life. She says, “I believe that each day is a freshly brewed gift from the Lord and that He has hidden treasures just waiting for us… Read More
I found the following while searching for Mother’s Day quotes: Mother’s Day Reflections I gave you life, but cannot live it for you. I can teach you things, but I cannot make you learn. I can give you directions, but I cannot be there to lead you. I can allow you freedom, but I cannot… Read More
Bible passages that talk about suffering are not my favorites. I’m not a fan of suffering and I imagine you agree with me. Most of us do everything possible to avoid adversity. Unfortunately, suffering is a fact of life. It touches each of us at one time or another.
I want to introduce you to my dear friend, Dr. Mel. I am confident that she will bless you as you get to know her. Mel is a gifted speaker and writer, who candidly shares her life’s experiences in ways that bless her readers with hope and encouragement. And believe me, as a homeschooling mom… Read More
I am so excited! I finished my first sweater for Knit for Kids. Knit for Kids is a program started in 1996 through Guideposts magazine. Through this program more than half a million children have been blessed with a new sweater. Many of them this is the first new item of clothing they have ever… Read More
I attended Bloggy Boot Camp this past Saturday. Tiffany and Fran made sure we ended the day having made new friends and with enough information to process for days and weeks ahead. It was great! I opted for the Writer’s Workshop breakout session, and I’d like to share the exercise they gave us to creatively… Read More
Amaze: to affect with great wonder, to astonish. What amazes you? A Sunset? A Rainbow? A Symphonic Overture? A Newborn Baby? A Lion, a Giraffe, or a Hippopotamus? A Rose, an Orchid, or a Giant Sequoia? Sometimes we are so amazed by technology, that we forget to be amazed by those things that surround us… Read More
When I was a little girl, my parents, like many others, taught me the prayer, Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep. However, they were concerned that the phrase, “If I should die before I wake,” would frighten their fragile little flower. (Understandable, since almost everything frightened me.) So, they changed that phrase to, “And… Read More
A huge thank you to my friend, Robert Millar, for writing this post. As you will note from his first paragraph it took a wee bit of coaxing. (How’s that for adding a little Irish, Robert?) As you can tell from this photo, Robert has a sense of humor which he uses well to put… Read More
He is risen! Rev and I were discussing our weekend over brunch yesterday afternoon. I must admit that I consider myself very blessed to share my life with a man who loves to talk about faith, too. One of the things we talked about was the differing ways we heard Jesus words, “It is finished,”… Read More