Our “Adopted” Children

In addition to our own two children and five grandchildren, Dave and I have a number of young people we refer to as our heart children. They’ve come into our lives through the years and captured our hearts. We don’t know what it is that caused us to love them, but we can’t deny that God placed a deep love for them inside of us.  Most of them belong to happy, loving families, so it’s not like we feel the need to “rescue” them. For some of these young folks, it’s almost like the scripture that talks about souls being… Continue reading

This Crazy World…

Y’all it’s only 11:30. So far today… I sat in my car as my grandson ran into the store to make a purchase. Sitting in the car beside of me were two teens with masks on. As I watched, their father came out of the store without a mask and hands his daughter the grocery bag. He then takes a gallon container of Purell Hand Sanitizer out of his car and proceeds to wash in that stuff from the elbows to the finger tips, places the bottle back in the car (the door he opened before he sanitized his hands), gets… Continue reading

Life Under Construction – Psalm 29 (with Emphasis)

The Voice of the Lord in the Storm. A Psalm of David. Ascribe* to the Lord, O sons of the mighty, Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. 2 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due to His name; Worship the Lord in the majesty of holiness. 3 The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; The God of glory thunders, The Lord is over many waters. 4 The voice of the Lord is powerful, The voice of the Lord is majestic. 5 The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars; Yes, the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon. 6 He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, And Sirion like a young wild ox. 7 The voice of the Lord hews out flames of fire. 8 The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; The Lord shakes… Continue reading

Life Under Construction – Finding Peace

In my search for some peace of heart and mind during this life-altering time in history, I’ve been reading through the Psalms, searching for a balm to cover my grief. I’m not going to even try to explain how I feel about what is happening to our once beautiful and free country, because the proper words just won’t form. I know we each feel our own way about all that’s happening and how we should respond–and I’m not looking for platitudes or advice from folks–so I’ll leave this alone and get to the real point of my thought for today–I… Continue reading