Category: Family Friday

Airport Aha

Airport Aha

“Pray then in this way: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not bring us to the time of […]

Where Are My Cookies?

Where Are My Cookies?

Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. (Philippians 2:4) Even before the pandemic began, I cherished phone calls with long-distance family, friends, and former colleagues. All too often our conversations would begin with a litany of how busy we each were as if it were a […]

Let it Go

Let it Go

You are the God who works wonders (Psalm 77:13-1) It is the time of year when we create goals, lists, and resolutions for the year ahead. Typically, these resolutions center on things like getting healthy, traveling, and finances. Creating goals while living in a world pandemic, after months of social distancing and self-isolation feels a lot […]

New Year Gifts and Blessings

New Year Gifts and Blessings

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.  (James 1:17) Happy New Year! I wonder if you are waking up this morning breathing a sigh of relief that 2020 is behind you. Are you grateful to be looking forward to the […]

The True Meaning of Christmas

The True Meaning of Christmas

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift. (2 Corinthians 9:13) Happy Christmas Eve! As we finish the flurry of preparations and put out the cookies for Santa, Christmas morning is just one sleep away. All the shopping is done, cooking is underway, and now it is time to give and receive gifts. Most of us […]

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah.  In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.  In those days […]

The True Meaning of Christmas

The True Meaning of Christmas

You will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth (Luke 1:14) When we think about Christmas, what images come to mind? The season of Christmas has, in a lot of ways, become commercialized- especially for children- to produce thoughts of Santa, presents, trees, snowmen, etc. Most family traditions are embedded in gift […]

The Christmas Mouse

The Christmas Mouse

These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.  (Deuteronomy 6:5-7) When our young families gathered outside to celebrate the start of Advent […]

Unconditional Gratitude

Unconditional Gratitude

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, and sing praises to Your name, O Most High. (Psalm 92:1) As you are reading this, it is the day after Thanksgiving. It is the day after we pause from the daily grind to share in food, family, and gratitude. This holiday season does not just […]

You Are Wonderfully Made

You Are Wonderfully Made

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalm 139:13-14) Like many families, we have lots of family photos. They are stored in scrapbooks, boxes, on my computer and on my phone. A lucky few are displayed in frames. Every […]

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