The Other Side

Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of…

Ol’ Money Bags

“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” Luke 6:38 I distinctly remember the day I gave my grandma the nickname “Ol’ Money…

Strangers and Pilgrims

During my first two months or so in China, I lived in three different cities and in five different apartments or hotel rooms. As a girl who has had the same home address for more than twenty years, I found it difficult to adjust to being a stranger and a pilgrim. I know we are…

Meeting Day, Part 1

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding” Proverbs 3:5 Our life with our daughter, Alyssa, has been a joy at every turn. She has grown into a very lovely young lady. Never did I realize what a blessing she would be when we fondly called her our…

Ol’ Money Bags

I distinctly remember the day I gave my grandma the nickname “Ol’ Money Bags.” I was probably 6 or 7 years old, and I was spending the day with Grandma Mayhew, my favorite person in the world. We had just walked home from the bank where Grandma had cashed a check. I followed her into…

A Broken Spirit

I am my father’s daughter. With that said, I recently took on a project that was way above my head.  Tired of wiping fingerprints off my beloved kitchen table, I decided to be creative and mosaic the glass top. For a year or so, I researched and planned and then purchased the tools and stained…

Kindness Matters

Ephesians 4:32 “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” When I was in the third grade, my family suffered a bankruptcy. We lost the house we owned and moved into a small rental house. Even though the rental house was much older…

A Quiet Spirit

Oh, to have that peaceful, quiet spirit!  As I have longed for this in my own life and study, I have come to certain Biblical and practical conclusions.  In an age of convenience shopping, I find that I cannot “get” a quiet spirit like I can “get” a new utensil for my kitchen.  (And boy,…