Ordinary on Purpose

I am so grateful for the little bit of buzz that my tribute to Mrs. Blackburn received. Tim Challies linked to it and AnEverydayMama.com crashed yesterday morning because of it. Tim’s response: “I don’t apologize!” Well, I don’t want him to and I’m grateful to him for resonating with my feelings about the value of ordinary faithfulness. Continue reading

Off to a Great Start!

One wonderful thing that I’ve noticed happening here at the beginning of 2012 is the number of people promoting reading the Bible. I’ve seen lots of different approaches and reading plans floating around out there, as well as lots of encouragement for those wanting to get into God’s Word. It’s great! (I’ve listed a few links below.)

If you’re planning to read the Bible with your children, some of these plans, while extremely inspiring, may also be a little overwhelming. Continue reading

“This year we heard from God!”

After spending a little over a month working on finishing the book (we’re almost there), and focusing on my family, I’m back to writing blogs.

The end of the year is fast approaching and, I don’t know about you, but I’m not sure I’m ready for it. It seems the end of each year is always met with evaluations. How did I do last year? What do I want to do differently next year? Suddenly there comes a strong urge to clean and organize, eat healthy and exercise, and, for followers of Christ, there is the desire to read the Bible more. Continue reading

I’m a Mom!

Sometimes as a mom it’s easy to get stuck in the day to day, and think that being a mom consists only of doing laundry, picking up toys and settling squabbles over who gets to sit where in the van. While cooking what seems like one endless meal, you can begin to feel that this job is not an important one. Continue reading

And the title is . . .

“Together: Growing Appetites for God”

Why “Together?”

Well, the first and most obvious reason is that the kids and I read the Bible together. I have my “quiet time” with my kids. It’s not quiet; it’s full of noise and energy. God is using me to teach my children and He has used my children to transform my time in His Word.

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Title in a Haystack (Part 2)

I won’t even tell you how long it has took me to come up with a title for my book. It’s a book about reading the Bible with my kids. Titling is much more difficult than I thought. To capture the essence of a story in a handful of catchy words is taxing – for me, at least. I’ve come up with plenty of bad titles though. I’ve been awake in the middle of the night racking my brain for a title. Then an idea hits. I toss it around in my mind again and again. I think, “This is it!” Then the sun comes up. It only takes a few moments of daylight to reveal a really bad title.

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