My January Edwardsburg Voice article: Moonlight glitters off smooth drifts of snow and more is fluttering down. As you peer out at this monochromatic scene, one thing becomes clear. Your kids are going to have a snow day. What do you do? Once you've watched movies, played video games, and nobody can get along long enough to play another board game, maybe it’s time … Continue reading the story "Snow Day!"
Monthly Archives for December, 2012
A comment was made in my home that it just wouldn't be Christmas unless you had to go through the trash to find a small misplaced gift. How easy it is in a room filled with a dozen or so people, including children who are tearing into their gifts as quickly as possible, for some small but precious item to end up lost. Over the … Continue reading the story "Lost in Wrapping Paper"
We live in a community of action. When people are hungry, we donate food. When a major storm hits, we send cleaning supplies and clothes. When a local charity needs help, we send money and volunteers. If there is a need, we stand up and say, "Here I am, send me!" We do our best to be the hands and feet of Jesus. But when … Continue reading the story "What Can We Do?"
I didn't know how much I liked freckles and rust colored eyelashes until I saw them on the face of my youngest little boy. I didn't understand how much I could love my first baby or that I would later find just as much love for his sister and brother until they were each placed in my arms. Many things remain that I do not understand about this world, and I assume … Continue reading the story "I Don’t Know But He Does"
I know that anything I write about the Christmas season should point out the true reason for the season and encourage everyone to attend all available worship services, faithfully complete Advent devotions, and instill the truth about Jesus' birth into your children. While I agree that this certainly should be our focus, I also assume that most of the people reading this have already heard that … Continue reading the story "Holiday Priorities"
I have to apologize to any of you who are faithful readers. It has been almost two weeks since I last wrote, and while I could make excuses about the busy time of year or the fact that I have not been feeling well, neither are the true cause of my absence. The reason that I have not taken the time to write is that I have … Continue reading the story "Devil’s Whisper"