With the coming of May each spring, the grey days of winter have faded from memory as sprigs of green and bursts of bright colors emerge to delight our senses. At the peak of all this loveliness, Mother’s Day arrives and presents us with the opportunity to once again celebrate the beauty of motherhood and the influential, godly women who have touched our lives.
Avonlea Rose LudyJune 21, 2009I must admit, in my heart of hearts, I was hoping that this baby would be a girl! It just seemed like a perfect balance for our family – two precious boys and two sweet girls.
Okay I’m going to be completely honest with you…I am NOT a dog person. I have never been moved by cute puppy dog eyes or fluffy little doggy tails wagging. I’m not quite sure why, but even adorable little puppies do very little to melt my heart. Dogs, to be compl
The other day, I knew I’d reached my mental max point when I caught myself putting a pair of shoes in front of my wiggling and distracted four-year-old, and telling him firmly to “eat!” Then realizing my blunder I quickly said, “Uh, I mean, put your shoes on!&rdqu
One of the most baffling statements Jesus ever made was, “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple" (Luke 14:26).What a strange comment! The same Bible that tells us t
Crude and crass behavior seems to be everywhere these days. With the standards of the culture sinking dismally lower and lower, it’s all too easy to compare our behavior to that of society’s norms, rather than to the holy standard of Christ. Bathroom humor, crass comments, an
My five-year-old daughter, Avy, recently asked me a rather profound question: “How do you know if somebody really knows Jesus or not?” In modern Christianity, there are various opinions on this matter. Some say there should be a particular demonstration of power in a believer