Adoption made me a momma, so my legacy was changed. And, of course, my kids’ legacy was changed when we brought them into our family and received paperwork that said they officially belonged to us.
Adoption makes it possible for every child to have a different legacy.
How Does Grafting Relate to the Family of God? Most of my adult life, I have ministered to children. I love to creatively find ways to get the children to interact with older adults in our church. So when I saw a chance to have a local farmer from our congregation come share with the … Continue reading Grafted Into God’s Family and Producing Fruit
Luke 10:41-42 The Message (MSG) 41-42 The Master said, “Martha, dear Martha, you’re fussing far too much and getting yourself worked up over nothing. One thing only is essential, and Mary has chosen it—it’s the main course, and won’t be taken from her.” How Do We Keep Christ in Christmas? In our anticipation of Christmas, we often … Continue reading How to Keep Christ in Christmas
I'm writing on the prompt, WHOLE family inspired by Write 13 days challenge and the Five Minute Friday crew. We've almost made it to 31 days. You can see what we have written here and what others have written here. I have 5 siblings. Here's a picture of our family maybe in 1966. back row: Mom, … Continue reading Reunions: The Whole Family Together
Memories of Generations One of my earliest memories is a sleep-over at my grandparents. I remember standing at Grandma’s knee while she crocheted a yellow hat for my dolly. I can still taste the frozen tart applesauce made from the apples in her yard. But my favorite memory is the nighttime devotions. A plastic loaf … Continue reading From Generation to Generation
Today's Sunday Lyric is inspired by the FMF Prompt, COMPLETE Building Puzzles Our family enjoys building puzzles together. In recent years, my husband has sneaked into the den to take a piece of the puzzle. We would work for weeks to finish the puzzle only to find the last piece missing. We would look everywhere … Continue reading Searching for Completeness
Following the Truth I woke this morning and read this scripture. And immediately thought "THIS is what makes me most grateful." That all my children are following the Truth. In a world where truth is whatever you think it is, I thank God that somehow Michael and I have managed to lead our children to The … Continue reading Following the Truth
Psalm 119:10-16 I have tried hard to find you—don’t let me wander from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. I praise you, O Lord; teach me your decrees. I have recited aloud all the regulations you have given us. I have rejoiced in your laws … Continue reading How to Be an A+ Student
It's Friday! It's Sunday! Time for the Five Minute Friday Writing Challenge. 🙂 Time to write for five minutes on a prompt. Click on the image to see what bloggers came up with. The Prompt is Purpose. "He kicked me on purpose!" As a preschooler, my son often said these words or words … Continue reading Getting Kicked in the Shins