Monthly archive for ‘ April, 2012 ’

Left Overs

30th April 2012 | 1 Comment

This evening the boys and I read the story of Jesus feeding 5000 men with five loaves and two fish. We marveled at the 12 extra baskets. I asked Marshall why there was so much left over. Marshall’s answer, “That way it’s obvious that everyone got as much as they wanted. It wasn’t like they […]

Love is Patient…and all that

26th April 2012 | 2 Comments

In the car on the way to school each morning, the boys and I practice the verses we are memorizing from 1 Corinthians 13. This morning was no different…well maybe a little different. First, as we were driving away I realized Jaden forgot his glasses, so I quickly turned around and rushed back to get […]

The Nature of Addiction

25th April 2012 | 1 Comment

Joel has learned a lot about the issue of addiction–the symptoms, the triggers, the road to recovery. As he has shared with us, it has really struck home to me that we all suffer from addiction–the addiction to self or sin. Ever since the fateful day in God’s beautiful garden when Eve succumbed to the […]


24th April 2012 | 2 Comments

I wanted to let everyone know that I posted some updated prayer requests on  that page, and put a picture of Joel’s latest painting on the Creative Corner page. The scoop on my book is that I have finally finished all the editing details and the whole project is in the hands of capable layout […]

Roman’s Prayer

23rd April 2012 | 3 Comments

Roman doesn’t remember what it was like to have daddy living at home with us. He was not even walking when Joel was incarcerated. But he knows that this isn’t the way it should be. He knows daddy belongs with us. When Joel was in county jail awaiting placement in a federal facility, we could […]

Food, Water, and Shelter

18th April 2012 | 0 Comments

Physically speaking the basic needs of every living thing are defined as follows: food, water, and shelter. This seems rather obvious. Without water we dehydrate and die. Without food we starve to death. Without shelter we are tormented by the elements and likely die. Death is the imminent result if these needs are denied. Spiritually […]


16th April 2012 | 1 Comment

We have recently watched the music videos that comprised the production called, The Story. One of them shows Jesus in His earthly ministry walking among the common people, teaching, eating, and healing. I love the part where He comes upon a blind man and reaches out with both his hands to touch the man’s sun […]

Through the Eyes of a Child

15th April 2012 | 0 Comments

This morning I got the treat of helping my sister in the kindergarten through second grade classroom for children’s church. My job was easy; I just got to watch and listen and help the kids do the same. Twelve young, eager, expectant children awestruck by Jesus. Wow! My sister was tuned right into them, and […]

Help My Unbelief…

14th April 2012 | 1 Comment

I have always been fascinated by the story in Mark 9 of the father who came looking for Jesus in hopes that he might cast out the demon from his son. This man had asked the disciples for help and they had been unsuccessful in their attempts to exorcise the demon. When Jesus heard this, […]

It’s Just Noise

11th April 2012 | 0 Comments

The boys and  have begun to memorize 1 Cor. 13, the well-known love chapter. Verse one says that without love, no matter what language we speak, we are nothing more than a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. As we practiced this verse, Jaden asked what a gong is. I did my best to describe […]