Free 4 All

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God. —Ephesians 2:8 In an effort to assist people struggling to provide for their families during tough economic times, the church I attend created a program called “Free 4 All.” We brought lightly used items to … More Free 4 All

Power Manners

I got an email from Catherine Anne Clark, Founder and CEO of A Celebration of Women Foundation Inc. where she mentioned a book called Power Manners.  It is written by Shannon Smith, a Woman of Action. Shannon Smith is a leading image strategist and founder of Première Image International, the foremost provider of personal brand training. … More Power Manners

A Prayer of Hope

One morning our three year old son was singing, “My God will do anything for you and me and everybody.”  This made me think of Hannah and what God did for her. Imagine wanting to be mother so badly that you can almost taste it?  You are faced with the grim reality that you may … More A Prayer of Hope

An Amazing View

From the place of His dwelling He looks on all the inhabitants of the earth. —Psalm 33:14 From my home in Colorado, I recently used Google Maps to “wander around” the neighborhood in Nairobi, Kenya, where my family lived 2 decades ago. A satellite image on my computer screen enabled me to identify roads, landmarks, … More An Amazing View

Beyond My Reach

I read the following devotional and I encourage other parents to read to read it as well.  There are some points here we can relate to and advice we would do well to follow. My husband and I are cautious when it comes to our kids. We diligently try to find the balance between having appropriate boundaries without … More Beyond My Reach