Chances are you know someone who has a food allergy or intolerance. To me, the scariest of them all is nut allergies. One of our daughters has a nut allergy which she came down with as an adult; thankfully, it’s not to an extreme degree, but she carries an Epi-Pen for just in case. But I digress. . . .
Probably thirty years ago, I went to a funeral for a friend’s mother; we weren’t close friends, just church friends and she was twenty years older, so my being there wasn’t expected. I still remember how surprised and pleased my friend was to see me there. Fast forward to about five years ago. . . .
Hearing your child pray is one of the sweetest sounds ever because it's a reflection of their relationship with the Lord. But praying doesn’t come naturally, so we need to help our children if we want them to have a closer, more personal connection with God throughout their lives. In case you’re . . .
Back to school brings out a lot of “how to make the school year a good one” lists, and this is mine. We have three kids who went through school, and their experiences ran the gamut. As a parent, I’ve lived through many highs and a few lows, and as a former teacher, I can say the same . . .
We all know actions speak louder than words. It's easier to talk about what's wrong with the world than it is to do something about it. I think that's because we think in terms of big things, "significant" things that we can't do on our own. We forget that small things matter, but they do. Here's a . . .
There are many Bible verses about joy because true joy is found in the Lord. (I can't give you a number because I didn't feel like counting all of them.) "The joy of the Lord is my strength" is probably the most well known verse on the subject, but there are so many others. I don't know why the idea . . .
I should have an empty nest by now, but I don’t. Fourteen years ago, we had one child left at home when Daddy died, and Mama had to make the decision of where she would live. She could have stayed in her house. She was seventy-six and in perfect health, so living on her own was certainly . . .
I love Winnie the Pooh, and I bet you do too. Bobby and I went to see Christopher Robin tonight with our son and his family, and it was wonderful! (I didn't use a photo of the movie because I don't want Disney after me. Not worth taking chances!) I wouldn't take little ones to see it because . . .
My day job is being a Realtor, so I've helped a lot of people buy houses. Without a doubt, when buying a house, people are told all kinds of things by well-meaning friends and family, and an alarming amount of that advice is wrong. Want to know what the true #1 thing to do is? BE READY!! Ok, . . .
Back home in amazing Brenham, Texas, we had a friend from one of the Dakotas, North I think, who always said he could tell where he was on his drive between there and Brenham by the people he encountered on the way. The closer he got up north, the less friendly people were, and the closer he got to . . .