Things My Son Says

I love my son. He’s just a special guy, extremely intelligent, and loves God with all his heart. In my opinion, he and my husband are two of the smartest guys I have ever known. Josh is involved in a theology discussion board. He freely shares his beliefs, quite often the only person with his particular beliefs. Well, except me and maybe one other person. But he is faithful to his understanding of God’s Word. Here are just a few comments he has made: “…don’t become bitter. Somedays you find the edge of bitter and peek over. Just don’t fall.”… Continue reading

I Can Never

In past weeks, on one of the discussion boards I frequent, we discussed in great detail one day what would happen to the person who dared to ever hurt one of our children or grandchildren. We held back no contempt for such a one who would commit a heinous crime against a family member, nor did we hold back the description of exactly what we’d do to such a one. And then it happened—in a matter of two weeks, three killings at different schools in our country; a principal killed by a sick young man, a young girl killed by… Continue reading

Church Carpet and the Streets of Gold

Recently I was on a discussion board, and we were chatting back and forth about churches in general. It seemed the consensus among most of the folks was that churches are beginning to fall away from our original calling–to glorify God with our lives and lead others to know the Savior, Jesus Christ. The discussion got very personal for some who have been disillusioned with their local body of believers and the silly things we find to argue about. As a pastor’s wife, I’ve been witness to the many ways we find to argue and the things we find to… Continue reading

Journal Entry – May 24, 2006

Life comes at you fast sometimes. Just yesterday we lost two church members. They had both been ill for some time. The lady who died, Lois, was very active in the nursery ministry at church. When we first started attending the church, she was in the nursery every Sunday. Our grandson Nate loved her. About two years ago, she began experiencing some heart problems, and from there her health just deteriorated. She had a stroke a couple of weeks ago, and yesterday she went HOME. Face to face with the Savior. What an occasion! Same with the man who died…. Continue reading

Ahhhh

“Grandma, can I hold you?”“Sure, baby, climb up here on my lap, and you can hold me as long as you want. Mmmm, I love for my little buddy to hold his grandma.”…“Grandma?”“Yes, sweetie?”“What do you want to be when you grow up?”“Hmm, let’s see. I think, hmm, I think I want to be a grandma when I grow up.”“You already are a grandma!”“Oh, that’s right! Well, then I guess I got to be what I wanted to be.”“You’re silly, grandma.”“No, you’re silly!”“No, you’re silly, grandma!” “And what do you want to be when you grow up?”“Spiderman.”“Wow, that’s pretty neat…. Continue reading