WOW: Words of Wisdom from G.K. Chesterton

I will not comment on these quotes from  G. K. Chesterton because they pack the most punch just the way they were written. The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people. To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the…… Continue reading WOW: Words of Wisdom from G.K. Chesterton

This Christmas: LET Your Children Come to Him

    But Jesus said, “Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14 These words are especially poignant at Christmas time. Yes, we must teach our kids about God and prayer but often we try to control their relationship to…… Continue reading This Christmas: LET Your Children Come to Him

Sabbath Moments: He WILL Come

Awareness of God Welcome to Colleen’s Saturday meme hosted at Thoughts on Grace. How about joining us and sharing times and insights from finding God in the ordinary and quiet? Advent Promises He will come, He will come. I can trust that He will come. For He comes even on a  frosty whisper, Lighting the darkness with pinpoints…… Continue reading Sabbath Moments: He WILL Come

7QT Friday: St. Lucy Day and Our Lucy

Today is Dec. 13,  Saint Lucy Day. We named our youngest daughter Lucy. Our oldest daughter mockingly suggested the name Lucy when I was pregnant with our ninth child. My husband’s head snapped up and he said, “That’s it! That is what we will call her.” My daughter was appalled, “Dad I was kidding. You can’t…… Continue reading 7QT Friday: St. Lucy Day and Our Lucy

Pushed to My Limits

First of all Jen, it is not Thanksgiving in Canada; we celebrated 6 weeks ago, so I am free to write. I write short stories for ReadWave. After four of my stories were posted on  a parenting theme page, the editor asked me if I could write about moments when mothering pushed me to my limits,…… Continue reading Pushed to My Limits

Self-Important Humility

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.” -Ephesians 2:8,9   When many Christians think of  humility and sanctity, they often think of ascetic fasting and the heroic acts of the saints but these…… Continue reading Self-Important Humility

7QT Friday: Cancer and Prayer

Both my husband I received the Sacrament of the Sick for the first time in our lives. 6 days ago. This morning, Michael is undergoing surgery to remove a very small lesion. It well be simply scraped off the bladder wall. The surgeon caught the malignancy in the earliest possible stage but it is still a…… Continue reading 7QT Friday: Cancer and Prayer