Quirky, Meaningful Relationships

Relationships. If there is anything to be learned from taking a closer look at the lives of Jesus’ disciples, this is it — meaningful relationships are what make life worthwhile. And

Save Us From Terror

Unaware! We were unaware of the terror that was about to happen in Paris last night. Unprepared! We were unprepared for such random, yet coordinated acts of violence. Unable! We were unable to

Tucked-In Prayers

There are certain life-phrases that stick with us and create a warm glow in our hearts. “Tuck me in, Mommy” is one of those phrases — the time spent between a parent and child

Don’t Give Up!

Well, we said a final goodbye to my dear Uncle Laurence on Saturday at Baseline United Methodist Church in Battle Creek, Michigan. It was a hard day for me. He was such an important part of my

Prayer is Priceless

Keith and I were brainstorming the other day about possible prayer slogans. We started with the concept that “talk is cheap.” This spurred the thought, “Yeah, but prayer is priceless.” There is
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Coming to Perfect Balance

“You are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect!” This is the teaching of Jesus in his famous Sermon on the Mount. (Matthew 5:48) At first glance, this feels like an

Hearts at Home Conference

The Hearts at Home Conference in Rochester, Minnesota, on the weekend of November 7-8 was a great fit for us. Here are some of the highlights. Thank you, Father, for all you did for us and

Special Needs Feedback from Orlando

Good morning, Susan ~ It was a joy to spend some time talking with you at Children’s Pastors’ Conference.  Let me tell you what happened right after you left the KidzMatter booth. The book [you