Day 19–Guest Blogger: Pastor Rick Warren

This week, a sweet friend called me to tell me her favorite aunt had died unexpectedly.  This same aunt had raised my friend since she was a young child after her parents were killed in a car accident.  Everything dear to my friend had been taken from her much too soon. Her heart was broken.  Her pain was deep.  Her …

The Power of Prayer

This afternoon while I was out running errands, Juliana called me quite hysterical because she “just hit 2 cars and (could) not find the hazards.”  Her words put immediate fear in my heart.  I got Juliana to calm down and she confirmed there were no physical injuries.  She asked, “Mom, can you please come here quickly?” When I arrived at …

The Extra Mile

And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.   Matthew 5:41 (NKJV) Last weekend Juliana and I had a rainy day shopping trip to the mall.  Shopping is never my first choice for a rainy day, but Juliana’s “special” date was soon on the horizon and time was of essence.  Even though the date was three …

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

An Irish Blessing May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, And rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand. My very best childhood friend is Irish to the core.  Her …

Loveletters

02.08.2016  Today is the beginning of Love Week, a tradition I started when Rob and I were first married and then expanded it to include our kids.  Every day for the week leading up to Valentine’s Day I write my husband, Nathan and Juliana separate love notes. The love notes aren’t necessarily long although at times they have been.  Sometimes …