How to Go the Way God Leads When He Says So

How to Go the Way God Leads When He Says So

By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. Hebrews 11:8 Have you ever been called to go somewhere like Abraham? Without knowing where you were going? I used to wonder how that would work now. Because Abraham…

What Happened to the Importance of Posture?

What Happened to the Importance of Posture?

“Sit up straight. Shoulders back. Chest up. Good posture.”   How many of us have heard this or something similar before? Though I don’t ever remember being taught good posture or particularly being fussed at over it, I do remember my grandparents being proud of their good posture as they aged.   And it said something about them. That they were…

How Can Being Like Clay Shape Your Life?

How Can Being Like Clay Shape Your Life?

Do remember back in the day when they had those little 25¢ toy dispenser machines at the grocery store? Sometimes when my mom and I were done grocery shopping, she’d treat me to a little container of what I called “slime” from one of those machines. There was something about that slimy stuff that I loved! And even though it dried out…

Does Just a Little Compromise Matter?

Does Just a Little Compromise Matter?

The other day I was pouring a smoothie for supper. And I noticed that I was doing it teapot style. You know …   “I’m a little teapot short and stout Here is my handle, here is my spout When I get all steamed up hear me shout, Tip me over and pour me out!”   Yeah. That one. I…

What if We Taught Our Children How to Make Bread?

What if We Taught Our Children How to Make Bread?

The other day I was doing my hand strengthening and wrist bone-building exercises.   And by doing my exercises I mean that I was making bread with my toddler.     It struck me. What if instead of teaching physical education as sports or exercises, just for the sake of being active and having fun, we taught the connection between…

Lessons of Encouragement From Flower Dissecting

Lessons of Encouragement From Flower Dissecting

This week we have been studying the Israelites and the Sanctuary. Our accompanying nature lesson is about flowers.   One of our assignments was to dissect a flower. I think I was more excited about this than the kids. But once we got started, the excitement spread. My are flowers gorgeous … even on the inside!   We started by…