How Are You Building?

By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established.  By knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. Proverbs 24:3-4 (emphasis added) How are you  building your house today? {image: microsoft clip art}       ... [Read More]

Open My Eyes

Today, I am happy to introduce you to a new friend, Melanie.   Melanie writes at  Only a Breath and speaks such encouragement and blessing into the lives of others.   Her words to you today have blessed me already and I know that you will find inspiration and hope in what she shares.   Thank you, Melanie, for sharing with us today!  {Oh and Melanie has allowed me to share my heart with her readers today as well ... so pop over there and say "Hi!"  I know you'll want to delve into her writings ... [Read More]

Construction Zone: My Heart

March 6, 2004 My son, obey your father’s commands, and don’t neglect your mother’s teaching.  Keep their words always in your heart.  Tie them around your neck. Proverbs 6:20-21 Lord, thank You for placing so many amazing people in my life to guide me and encourage me in my faith.  My family and Scott’s family … so many others – pastors, teachers, friends … Help me take deep within my heart the truths they have taught me and lived out in front of me. ~ Amen. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ So many have been ... [Read More]

Pay Attention, Momma!

She was busy playing with baby dolls. I was busy doing who knows what.  But suddenly, a preschooler was tapping her toes, hands on hips, saying with great conviction, “Pay attention, Momma!” Now she’s ten … and she still cries out for my attention but it’s not always so obvious.  I have to listen a little more carefully for her cues and learn the right timing for serious talks and building our relationship as she grows up. If you have not yet encountered the tween/teen years, you may not ... [Read More]