Category Archives: Children

Book Review: The Grace Effect

  The Grace Effect, How the Power of One Life Can Reverse the Corruption of Unbelief by Larry Alex Taunton was not at all what I was expecting.  Frankly, I was expecting a somewhat dry theology book, but that is not the case at all!  This is a combination biography of a child’s adoption from the […]

Swine Flu?

“The LORD will strengthen him on his bed of illness; You will sustain him on his sickbed.”  Psalm 41:3 Our house has been more like a hospital than a home for the last week.  The day after my husband left for an overseas business trip, my oldest daughter started to feel sick.  One by one, […]

Times and Seasons

“While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease.”  Genesis 8:22 It hasn’t been very many posts since I was glorying in the arrival of spring, and here we are deep into autumn.  In a few more days, October will be over, and we […]

A Joyful Mother

“He grants the barren woman a home, like a joyful mother of children. Praise the LORD!”  Psalm 113:9 It’s hard to believe that a whole month has gone by since my last post!  Thank you for all the wonderful congratulations.  I have wished that I could reply to each person, but my hands have literally […]

It’s a Girl!

“Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a reward.” Psalm 127:3 Well, it’s been way too long since I’ve posted, and for that, I apologize.  But for those of you who don’t yet know, I need to let you know that our 8th child is now in our […]

Temptation Escape

“No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.”  I Corinthians 10:13 Temptation is a daily […]

Pestered, or Blessed?

“Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine in the very heart of your house, your children like olive plants all around your table.”  Psalm 128:3 Part of the price that we pay for the blessing of children is the discomfort that is often a part of pregnancy.  I have spent the last 3 days […]

A Wise Fool?

“Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace; when he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive.”  Proverbs 17:28 The Proverb chapter for today included a verse that reminded me of a humorous incident that happened several years ago. When I first started homeschooling, I was blessed to be a part of […]

A Soft Answer

“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”  Proverbs 15:1 As part of my scripture reading, I like to read the Proverb of the day.  (There are 31 chapters in the book of Proverbs, so I read the chapter that corresponds with the day of the month.)   Today’s chapter […]

Child Training

“Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.”  Proverbs 22:6 Susanna Annesley Wesley (1669-1742) was the mother of John and Charles Wesley, the founders of the Methodist Church.  Susanna was the youngest of 25 children, and grew up to give birth to […]