"Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them." John 7:38

On Friday and Saturday I was privileged to attend the wedding ceremonies of two couples where both the bride and groom each love the Lord more than the they love the person to whom they vowed to spend the rest of their lives as husband and wife.

Truth be told, I continue here

This puzzle continues to drive me crazy! Three years ago, while my grandsons and I were working it, we lost a piece. While we were working the puzzle. It was there one minute. It was gone the next.

I’m serious. We put the entire puzzle together. Then we took it apart, and when we put it together again, it was gone. I looked everywhere. In the continue here

Today is National Teacher Day! Imagine that, on the Tuesday before Mother’s Day we celebrate teachers; and who is the very first teacher of every person who ever lived? Mom!

Since the one who teaches always learns the most, it seems fitting to share a bit of what I have learned through motherhood. These are lessons I might not have learned in any other way, because if there was a better way to learn them, God just might not have seen fit to give me children.

First: It’s just baby pee! If you continue reading here

*Spoiler: This is not a “Mother’s Day reminder for young moms to cherish these brief days” blog post!

Why not? Because you can look at photos of your babies and see how quickly time is flying and because I remember what it was like being a young mom, and some of those days were brutal.

There was the continue reading here

Family Recipes

So much is lost when a family member or loved one passes away. Voices. Love. Comfort. Familiarity. Routine. Wisdom . Stories. And, yes, even recipes.

My friend Becky is very much aware of this; her precious mother is in that stage of hospice care where pain medications gradually increase and her mother’s presence gradually decreases. The reality of what is soon to be lost looms large on the horizon.

In the face of this coming loss, Becky started a Face Book page where she is uploading favorite family recipes. When Becky visits with her continue reading here

As the music started, the children in front of me caused me to smile. I suspect they didn’t attend “big church” very often, and they were seriously continue here

We are so excited awaiting the arrival of grandbaby number five in just a few months! Is there anything better than becoming a grandparent? I don’t think so.

I will never forget the day we were told that our very first grandbaby was on the way. The immediate love that filled my heart overwhelmed me. A baby! Once again I would cuddle and kiss and love a precious little one; I could almost feel the weight of the baby in my arms even as I waited in anticipation.

My immediate next thought was, continue reading here

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