This verse is often an encouragement to me!  With four little kids running around.  Cleaning the house is like shoveling snow while it’s still snowing!   But I’m thankful for the mess, because it means things are happening in our home.  Children are growing and learning.  Friends are welcomed.  Ministry is happening.    Be encouraged, young moms!  This is a busy time of life, but we are busy doing good things.   ...

During this Easter season, we are reminded of how faithful God is and how fickle we are.  From the beginning of time, God has always been ready to help his fallen creation.  He was even gracious and loving in giving us a free will.  He did not want mindless minions, but rather He wanted to fellowship with those who have freely chosen to fellowship with Him.  His heart must have been breaking when Adam sinned, and we sinned in Adam.  But God was there ready to forgive, and ready to make a way back to Him.  His...

That is … Broccoli Cheese Soup made from frozen broccoli.  No, I don’t make my family eat frozen soup.  Of course, you could make this recipe using fresh broccoli, but that’s usually not practical for me.  I’m here at the end of the month, and I haven’t gone grocery shopping yet.  I love to have fresh veggies and fruit on hand, but it can get expensive up here in Alaska.  So the next best thing is frozen veggies or fruit....

On Mother’s Day, our church traditionally gives each Mother a small gift of appreciation.  Some gift from past years were floral ideas: a mum for Mom, single rose or carnation for Mom, etc. A favorite gift idea involves chocolate.  You can’t go wrong with chocolate!!  Last year we made paper purses and filled them with a variety of chocolate bars.  It was fun to look through our stash of buttons for the perfect one to glue on these purses. ...

I really enjoyed this addition to my regular Bible reading.  This little booklet is written by the Institute for Creation Research and is available from their website or on Kindle.  It is an easy daily read just like the familiar Daily Bread.  However, the beliefs in Days of Praise are much more in line with our historical Baptist theology than the Daily Breads are (though ICR is not particularly Baptist).   The devotional thoughts encouraging and challenging....

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