teenagers

Building a Burn Pile – A Lesson To Be Learned

Building a Burn Pile – A Lesson To Be Learned

Another storm has come. Branches lay all over the yard and the work is still to be done. It’s time to build a burn pile. I did not do much of that growing up in Brazil, if any; I really can’t recall. Mostly because we lived in houses with a much smaller yard than now or in condos where concrete seemed to be everywhere. Life was rushed between the urgency of accomplishments and fulfillment and ther ...[Read More]

Why Parenting Is Not a Joke

Why Parenting Is Not a Joke

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” 3 John 1:4   Parenting can be fun and it is certainly not a joke. It requires serious teamwork from both parents. It starts with lovely dreams mixed with fears filling the hearts of most parents-to-be at the announcement of one of the most challenging events in a person’s life: “We are pregnant!” What ...[Read More]

Joseph’s Story Will Inspire You

Joseph’s Story Will Inspire You

Everyone has a story to tell and many have stories that will inspire you. Some stories are funny and tragic, some are about heroes and others about wimps. Some stories can be depressing while others are exciting. There was once a Joseph who also had a very powerful story to tell. He may not have told it himself, but we can find his story told in the book of Genesis in the Bible. So what do we know ...[Read More]

Life Is Not a Lipstick

Life Is Not a Lipstick

Go to a store and observe how girls choose a lipstick. Some like it red. Some like it pink. Some like all sorts of colors. Some like none. Some girls may wear expensive brand names, while others are just looking for another lipstick. It may be a matter of opinion or budget, but the fact is that some girls have to have it. This popular product comes in different shapes, sizes, and scents. It keeps ...[Read More]

If my Parents Just Knew It…

If my Parents Just Knew It…

“For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for everything that is illuminated becomes a light itself.” Ephesians 5:12-14 Someone said once, “It’s a good thing that parents only have two eyes”. I bet you it was a teenager who came up with that. Being a teenager is fun, let’s be honest. Fun? No, it’s actually a LOT of f ...[Read More]

BeYOUtiful

BeYOUtiful

God makes beautiful things out of ordinary days. He makes perfectly placed plans just as I’m making my flawed human ones. On Spring Break I had plans. Plans to work and relax as my son didn’t have to be dropped at school each day. And then life happened. An old friend died and I found myself working out a plan to get more than 9 hours away to attend the funeral. The plans I had for a boring week w ...[Read More]

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