Do I Have to Share?

Starting in early childhood, people are taught to share with others. Sharing is a recognized virtue in most civilized cultures because we understand instinctively that selfishness and a lack of sharing are wrong. Whether we acknowledge God or not, we are still created in His image and are more like Him than any other createdContinue reading “Do I Have to Share?”

While You Wait, Just Love

As God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.COLOSSIANS 3:12 You know what’s delightful? Catching up with someone in their fifties or sixties and finding out they’re making an enormous career change. It reminds me we can always change and grow. We tend to leave the risksContinue reading “While You Wait, Just Love”

Retiring: A Mother’s Love

Juanita told her nephew about growing up during the Great Depression. Her poor family only had apples to eat, plus whatever wild game her dad might provide. Whenever he bagged a squirrel for dinner, her mom would say, “Give me that squirrel head. That’s all I want to eat. It’s the best piece of meat.”Continue reading “Retiring: A Mother’s Love”

The Spiritual Life of Our Youngest

Children are an amazing gift from God (Psalm 127:3), known and loved by Him from before they were even born (Psalm 139). Becoming a parent is life changing. Whilst exciting, it is incredibly daunting, and getting to grips with all the responsibilities of helping a little one to learn and grow needs a huge amountContinue reading “The Spiritual Life of Our Youngest”

When You Need a Father

Most mornings I recite the Lord’s Prayer. I’m not worth much for the new day until I’ve grounded myself in those words. Recently I’d said only the first two words—“Our Father”—when my phone rang. It startled me as it was 5:43 a.m. Guess who? The phone display read “Dad.” Before I had a chance toContinue reading “When You Need a Father”