In February 2021, in the midst of rising case numbers during the pandemic, Tom and I threw off any reserve we had about catching the “virus that shall not be named” on airplanes, and flew to Kenya to help my brother’s family move back to the US. While there, we got to visit with George…
Prayer Starters, Talking with God about Hard Times by Suzanne Eller
There was a time in my life when I felt completely overwhelmed. We had 5 kids under 10 years old. We had just moved and were living in temporary housing at a summer camp where my husband ended up responsible for running the camp kitchen after the unexpected departure of another staff member. I felt…
Teaching our kids to be salt and light
All teenagers cuss. It’s just what they do!”
The True Story Behind The Marvelous Mud House Q&A
One of my favorite things to do is talk to children about the true story behind The Marvelous Mud House! First, I want to know what they learned from the story. I love to hear their responses like “be content with what you have and help others” and “people are more important than stuff” and “God always…
Teaching your kids how to walk in the light.
Any child who has experienced being hurt by a friend, or felt the shame of stealing, or witnessed the nightly news probably already knows that there is darkness in our world, but they also need to know the origin of that darkness.