Monthly archive for ‘ February, 2014 ’

Two Roads

27th February 2014 | 0 Comments

Marshall has been studying poetry in his English grammar class the past couple weeks and this week had to analyze a poem. He chose Robert Frost,The Road Not Taken.I think Robert Frost is my favorite American poet, so I was delighted with this choice and have really enjoyed discussing the layers of meaning embedded in […]

How Authentic Do I have to Be?

21st February 2014 | 0 Comments

In recent years God has challenged me to live a life of authenticity acknowledging his power and presence in every area of my life. Growing in this area has been a slow but steady process as God has peeled back layer after layer of pride and clothed me in the beautiful grace of Christ.  It […]

Just Enough for Grace

18th February 2014 | 0 Comments

In the past several years I have been faced with so many situations that are incredibly unjust, by my own innate sense of justice that is. I find myself crying out for these wrongs to be righted–in my own life as well as in the community I am a part of. Through this process I […]

Is Valentine’s Day a Christian Holiday

14th February 2014 | 0 Comments

It seems obvious from our culture and the roots of the holiday that Valentine’s Day is not commonly considered a “Christian” holiday. It’s not like Easter or Christmas. People don’t flock to church, or put on pageants of Bible stories. And we don’t see a myriad of cards or decorations that reflect elements of the […]

The Best Laid Plans

10th February 2014 | 0 Comments

On Thursday the boys had off school so I planned a visit with their cousins for the afternoon and a lunch date with a friend at McDonald’s. But alas, the “best laid plans” are often the ones that fail to come to fruition as was our recent experience. Both parties had to cancel plans and […]

Sin Cero (Without Wax)

5th February 2014 | 0 Comments

It has long been suggested, though never historically substantiated, that our English word sincere comes from a crasus of two Latin words: sin (without) and Cero (wax).  Several stories have arisen about how artists and even building engineers from the Roman Era would use wax to fill in cracks, holes, or other imperfections in their […]

No Excuses

4th February 2014 | 0 Comments

Recently I read a very convicting reprimand regarding excuses.  I don’t usually think  of myself as a procrastinator or one who is full of excuses. Usually I find that I am pretty pro-active. But as I read, I began to see myself in some of the examples listed! Most convicting is the common Christian adage, […]