In 2003, I had my first TMJ surgery. (TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint - aka jaw joint) Afterwards, I began having some neurological problems, and was diagnosed with adult-onset epilepsy… complex partial seizures. It was so terrible! My doctor estimated I was having over 50 seizures a day. Life as I had known it seemed to be over.Read More
Super easy activity that kids LOVE to do!
FALL IN LOVE WITH JESUS - HIS LOVE COLORS OUR WORLDVIEW!
While working on this activity with your kids, talk about all the colors of the leaves. How beautiful and wonderful are the fall leaves that God created for us to enjoy!Read More
Have you ever been afraid? Maybe you have received a phone call with devastating news... or maybe you're worried about yourself, a family member or a friend... in all circumstances, remember that God is with you! No matter what people are saying, or how people are feeling, God is still God - and you can always trust Him!Read More
It was a new year (2004), and I was recovering from TMJ surgery, a bi-lateral modified condylotomy. My jaw bones had been cut, my mouth wired shut, along with lots of physical therapy to re-learn how to use my mouth. In some ways, I was better... but something wasn't quite rightRead More
It happened last Sunday morning in Trinity Kids, ages 3-9 years old. We had just talked about this Bible Story: Jesus blesses the children. Then we talked about how important all the kids must be to God. We talked about the fact that God sees them all.Read More
I kept missing parts of my day, and couldn't remember ANY new information. After numerous doctor visits, tests, and scary episodes, I was diagnosed with adult onset epilepsy, complex partial seizures. I was terrified!Read More
It’s kind of like holding a pose in yoga. (which I admit I don’t do very often.. LOL) just holding still, and letting the muscles do all the work. It’s not always easy. I have to focus, and I feel the burn! Even though there appears to be nothing happening (on the outside) during this time of being still, there is lots going on…Read More
On one of our family outings... You know the kind where you just drive to see where you end up? My youngest daughter, Hannah, asked me the question, "Mom, why are you driving down this road?"Read More
Just wanted to encourage you today!
+If there is anything you need, pray and ask God to help you.
+When you pray, believe that God will help you.
+PRAY God's Word because His Word is alive and powerful!
You may feel inadequate for what God has called you to do. Do you need more income? You may feel like your marriage is on the rocks. Maybe you have lost your job, or feel like it may happen at any time. Do you need a break? Feel like you're in a constant struggle against something? Is sickness your weakness?Read More
So... how do you get started?
You don't have to take a lot of time. Begin with a Bible verse. Talk about what it means. Ask your kids what they need to pray about, then talk to God about it. You don't need a special formula to pray (talk to God). Just speak to Him as you would talk to your friend.Read More
When my girls were younger, I remember some nights of being so tired that I felt like just going to bed and skipping prayer and Bible reading time with them. I have to admit that there were some nights that I skipped it, but those times were very rare because one of my girls would always say, "Mommy, aren't you going read to me and pray with me?"Read More
Ever have one of those days, when you just keep thinking about a problem over and over? Not only are you thinking about it continuously, but you begin to talk about it, too! By this point, you have a vicious cycle taking place. It's the whole concept of "what goes in is what comes out".Read More
It's BIG! (way bigger than me :)
I'm super excited about a new project that I'm working! It's really hard to keep it to myself. I'm not sure how much longer I can keep it a secret. I've been working on it like crazy. Hmmmmm..... wondering if I am crazy - Ha!Read More
It was a new year (2004), and I was recovering from TMJ surgery, a bi-lateral modified condylotomy. My jaw bones had been cut, my mouth wired shut, along with lots of physical therapy to re-learn how to use my mouth. In some ways, I was better... but something wasn't quite right.Read More
Encouraging kids and families to pray together and for one another is a HUGE deal! So many parents have no idea how to pray with their kids. That's why I'm super excited to share some of my favorite books about prayer for kids and families!Read More