Monthly archive for ‘ October, 2011 ’

Forever Stuff

29th October 2011 | 0 Comments

A   family friend who is a missionary to tribal people overseas wrote a challenging letter the other day that fit right into what God has been reminding me of recently. He shared  Matthew 6:19-20 as it is sounds in their language: And Jesus, not stopping (his discourse yet), said additionally to the people, as he […]


28th October 2011 | 0 Comments

I am coordinating a project at school to raise funds for Gospel for Asia. It is an exciting opportunity to get the kids involved in sharing of their own resources with the poor and needy of the world. The drawback: I work at a mission school where most of the kids come from families that […]

It’s All About Point of View

27th October 2011 | 0 Comments

In my eighth grade literature class we are learning about point of view. How much a story can change when told by a different person. For a fun exercise to prove this point, I had them rewrite well known childhood stories, from the point of view of the villain. Imagine “The Three Pigs” from the […]

A Precious Trust

25th October 2011 | 0 Comments

The other night as the children and I were reading from the book of Daniel, I was moved again by his exhortation to Nebuchadnezzar, after the interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream about becoming like a beast of the field. He begged Nebuchadnezzar to turn from his wicked ways, and to BE MERCIFUL TO THE POOR. I […]

Want What You Have

24th October 2011 | 3 Comments

Marshall and I were talking in the car today about wanting things we can’t have. Marshall observed, “Yea, it seems like it’s better to want what you already have.” I affirmed this observation wholeheartedly. God has been reminding me over and over again, how much we do have to be thankful for. In our culture […]

Pools of Grace

21st October 2011 | 2 Comments

A dear friend and mentor told me once that “Grace, like water, runs down and pools at the lowest level.” I have thought of that often as our family has experienced God’s grace in our darkest hours. At times I have felt literally drenched in His grace. Thinking about the purpose of grace, and God’s […]

Evidence of Grace

19th October 2011 | 0 Comments

Recently I was listening to a message by Pete Briscoe on grace. Referring to the passage in Acts 11:20-25, he asked the question, “Is there evidence of grace in your life? If someone were to follow you around for awhile, would they see the evidence of God’s grace in you?” These questions really got me […]

One Step at a Time

17th October 2011 | 1 Comment

We have been planning for several weeks now to make a trip up to Jesup and see Joel today, because the boys and I were off school. But last night, I was still waiting for a call from Joel as I organized and packed things for our pre-dawn departure. He calls me every day for […]

Proud of the Gospel of Christ

16th October 2011 | 1 Comment

I was listening to a challenging and fascinating message on Romans 1:16 this morning. As I think of Paul ‘s statement, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.” I am reminded again of how […]

A Godly Example

15th October 2011 | 0 Comments

It was my dad’s birthday yesterday. We had a little family gathering and celebrated with a bonfire in the back yard after supper. My dad has always loved his birthday. When he was our high school Bible teacher, he would put extra credit questions on quizzes, like “What is important about October 14?” Anyone who […]