I admit, I stole this…

There is a reason the “Not Of This World” stickers are popular among Christians, and I believe it applies to the current Israeli situation. Though the entire world may forsake this nation, God is for her, and he has overcome the world, so in a sense, the world is of no matter. For all the ideas, concepts, and accomplishments of mankind throughout the ages, stand as nothing before God who created them, and mankind to come up with them, whether they be peace, war, or natural disaster. God is in control, and we are simply spectators to his plan for […]

Fireworks!

What is it about fireworks that so fascinates all of us from 4-94? The “ohs” and “ahs” heard every 4th of July is truly amazing, considering our modern world of HD, 3D, and digital surround sound. As a rule, unfortunately, our country has become increasingly scornful of old traditions – the holidays have become glitzy displays of modernism, beginning so early in the year kids aren’t even trying to “be good for goodness’ sake” yet, beautiful traditions like reciting the pledge of allegiance in school are being argued in front of judges in courts across the land, and even my […]

summer’s resolution

New Year’s Resolution?! Pph, how boring is that?! It is now time for my yearly summer resolution. “I will not stress over small things. ” Twenty two pairs of socks scattered over my house are small things, arguments over whose turn it is to watch cartoonnetwork.com are small things, calling one another birdbrain is a small thing (sorry, sweet husband o’ mine, need to work on my temper!), poking your brother in the ribcage is a small thing, running the dishwasher two times a day is a small thing, running the clothes washer two times a day is a small […]

Happy Holidays!

No, I am not crazy. I know that it is not the Halloween-through-New-Year’s time just yet. I just wanted to take time to acknowledge the holidays for my dear Jewish friends – it is time for their High Holy Days, the time between their New Year and Day of Atonement, which are occuring between September 18 – September 28 this year. I always envied the Jews when I was younger – they are my reason for saying “God meant us to party!” (Not that the Day of Atonement is a party, to be sure). They have more celebrations, I believe, […]

My third boy…

My third boy, Will, is quite the talker. It is kind of cute, but sometimes we just need some peace and quiet. I guess he gets it from my husband, because I have never been a huge talker. Luke, my middle son, who also happens to be my quietest, will cover his ears sometimes and tell me, “Mom, make him be quiet!” Very difficult to do… My husband Mike had an inspiration this weekend while he and my other sons were subjected to this unending commentary by Will on the road. “All right, boys. Let’s play the quiet game! Let’s […]