Moms Are Amazing

I know that title may sound a little like I’m tooting my own horn…because I’m a mom too…but I am really thinking of the moms I’ve observed over the years, mostly those who’ve walked the path ahead of me and seemed to navigate the snap back curves a little bit better than others. Continue reading

Whoever Hates Correction…

My middle son has adopted a verse in Proverbs as his favorite. He found it on his own and when he read it, he made up his mind to memorize it. If I need it quoted I can point to him and say, “Ivan, tell us your favorite verse.” and he will recite it p…

Faith Comes by Hearing

I took the new black nylon diamond out of the back of my van hoping the wind would sustain it. Aron ran along beside me mostly disinterested in kite flying when there was a playground within sight. I wasn’t trying to test his patients but I wanted to…

Don’t Wait

Dear Seniors at MJCA,

I am a mom of a fourth grader, a second grader and a kindergartener at MJCA. Yesterday in the elementary chapel, some of you made an appearance to talk about your elementary school years and to answer questions that the young c…

Real Cowboys

Joel: As a child I remember spending countless hours playing with my cousins, Tobey and Jesse Schwartz. We had free reign on their 40 plus acre farm in southern Michigan, complete with woods and the Prairie River. I could tell you of countless stories o…

This is My Story

Blessed Assurance: Jesus is Mine.

I knew the words, but the assurance took some years to master. Jesus was always mine, but knowing how much I could have was a clouded sky.

Oh what a foretaste of glory divine.

Setting foot outside the door o…

Come Thou Fount

Come Thou Fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace
Streams of mercy, never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above
Praise the mount, I’m fixed upon it
Mount of Thy redee…

A Room With a Shoe

As long as there are feet, as long as there are back-packs, coats and karate belts, as long as all boys need to shed whatever burden they carry upon entering a building, there should be mudrooms.

Our house didn’t have one.

Special thanks to Sherri…

Uncut Stone

Exodus 20:25 “If you make an altar of stone for Me, you shall not build it of cut stones, for if you wield your tool on it, you will profane it.”

The altar of the Old Testament was a representation of worship. It was where sacrifice was made,