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How Could I Forget – Compassion

Fifteen years ago FishPapa and I traveled to a little village called La Pradera in Honduras, outside the capital city of Tegucigalpa. Part of a team sent from our church, we were there to offer support to a local church there. We were not connected by denominational lines, but rather a heart to serve people, […]

Take a Deep Breath and Give Thanks

Lately, I’ve been in a scattered season. Like the papers and stuff strewn about my desk, so are my thoughts. There’s so much to do. So little time. And I don’t want to waste a minute. It’s hard sometimes to find a beginning, let alone an end. Where do I start? Part of me wants […]

God & Scary Slides

The look on her face says it all. The bottom is a long way down. I was waiting for her at the bottom. But, she was apprehensive, nonetheless. She made it down. And I caught her. God is like that, waiting for us at the bottom of the slide. The journey may be scary. It […]

3 Gifts to Give Yourself on Mother’s Day

Years ago all my mother wanted for Mother’s Day was a clean house. At 5, 15, and 25, I didn’t get it. Today, I completely understand what my mother was talking about. Completely. My helpers and I spent four hours last week, attempting a whole-house clean, and we didn’t get past the main living areas. […]

Humility

Do not imagine that if you meet a really humble man he will be what most people call “humble” nowadays: he will not be a sort of greasy, smarmy person, who is always telling you that, of course, he is nobody. Probably all you will think about him is that he seemed a cheerful, intelligent […]

We’re Debt Free! (Frugal Friday)

If you ever listen to a certain radio program, you know that listeners regularly call in to share their “get out of debt stories.” Often the tales are gut-wrenching, tear jerking accounts of going from the depths of despair to debt-free living, life without bills, high interest rates, and stress. Usually the call is concluded […]

6 Good Things to Do with Your Kids for Easter

Easter Week can be a wonderful time to enjoy a variety of activities with your kids. When I was growing up, we always had this week off school. I don’t think they do that anymore. And since I write my own kids’ school schedule, we’re not doing it, either. (Shhh…. Don’t tell my kids that […]

Jesus Made Them Bloom

photo source: D Sharon Pruitt I was driving home from the grocery store, alone in the minivan. The windows were down and the stereo was cranked — because I was alone in the minivan. The sun was shining warmly; summer has arrived in San Diego. Traffic was beeping and bustling by. I waited at the […]