School Dress Codes: Aim Higher Than Good Enough

July 31, 2015 0

Three-finger-width straps.  Fingertips must touch shorts.  No holes in pants above the knee.  These typical school dress code rules are made to measure quickly, so that when you’re doing back-to-school shopping, you can tell at […]

Let His Love Conquer You

July 31, 2015 0

 As you read the following words, try to think of times in your life that fit each stanza; I know we all have them. When I make myself do this, tears usually brim up in […]

What to Do When You Worry Too Much

July 31, 2015 0

For some of us, the weeks leading up to the first day of school are filled with worrying.  The internal conversations in our heads speed up and become negative and punctuated with what-ifs.  We feel […]

We, Not Me

July 31, 2015 0

“How can I sit here and eat an appetizer, meal, and then dessert when they aren’t going to eat all week?” “How can I think about changing into a new outfit every day when they […]

All in the Name of the Lord

July 31, 2015 0

“How much time do you spend with God each day?” I can’t count how many times I heard this question while growing up, whether in sermons from the pulpit, devotionals in homes, or even Bible […]

Give Thanks FOR God, Not Just TO Him

July 30, 2015 0

Thanksgiving dinner. It’s the best meal of the year, complete with turkey and stuffing (Or if you are like my husband, “dressing”.), mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, rolls, and the list goes […]

Those Nasty Teenage Years

July 30, 2015 0

“Just wait ‘til they are teenagers!”  I heard this warning told to my parents by other adults my entire pre-teen years.  I also heard from adults, television, books and radio that when I turned 13 […]

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