Encumbrances

Encumbrances

My husband and I have lived in our house for over forty-eight years. When we had it built, we were told it was a good starter home. I was pregnant with my second son, and we figured in a few years we would probably have to move into a bigger house, especially if we had […]

I Wonder…

I Wonder…

We took care of our two preschool grandchildren on a regular basis. He was four and she was three. Both of them would throw my pillows off the couch and onto the floor—not because they wanted to play with them and not because they wanted to use the space on the couch for something else. […]

A Sincere Faith

A Sincere Faith

In I Timothy 1:3-5, the writer speaks of “certain people” who tried to distort the faith, by citing myths, genealogies, and controversial speculations, instead of advancing God’s work, which is by faith. “The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.”  I was […]

A Sacrifice of Praise

A Sacrifice of Praise

“Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess His name.” (Hebrews 13:15) I have often wondered what was so sacrificial about praise. It seems to me that it is easy to lift up our voices in praise to God during the corporate worship in […]