With My Whole Heart

My children had finished with school for the day, so I sent them outside to play. My boys love being outdoors, and they had been happily playing for about an hour when I called them in to do some chores. Their responses ranged from crying to asking to stay out longer. (Of course, my child…

The Lord is My Shepherd

Ever since I can remember, this picture has hung above my bed in my room. It has always been special to me, but not until recently did I really pinpoint why it was so special. Then it hit me. To most, it’s just a picture of a girl with her precious goat-friend sleeping in a…

Speed Reading or Meditating?

My 4th grader and I were discussing her reading class the other day. She was explaining how she had to take reading comprehension tests. I had to laugh because when I was in 4th grade the trend was speed reading. My school had little reading machines – small windows that let the student read a…

When Life Hurts And Doesn’t Make Sense

Why does God allow pain? Why does evil so often seem to win? If God is so powerful and so good, why doesn’t He just stop all the mass shootings or sexual abuse or chronic pain or never-ending sickness? Can’t He see what’s going on? Does He even care? Why does He allow us to…