Spiritual Compost

Compost is interesting stuff. You take old scraps, weeds, rotting debris and unwanted vegetable matter and pile them all in a heap. You can turn the pile over from time to time to speed up the process if desired, but … Continue reading

Courageous Parenting: Training Up a Child in the Way He Should Go

I sat in the large courtroom, awaiting my court case involving a minor traffic accident in which a delivery truck had struck my car. The judge was hearing another case before mine. I watched intently as a middle-aged mother stood at … Continue reading

All Creation Declares the Glory of God

As a parent and grandparent, I read lots of books to children before realizing that many of them present the world to these impressionable little minds as subjective facts – this is a cow, a tractor, a baby bunny – filling … Continue reading

Creating Thankful Hearts

O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever. I Chronicles 16:34 Our houses overflowed with gifts in celebration of the Greatest Gift, but the Lord loads us up with gifts, blessings, benefits, every … Continue reading

My Reading Hat: The Power of Ritual in a Child’s Life

Children thrive on ritual. Just think back to your own childhood. Did you recite the same prayer every night before falling asleep? What about asking your mother to read the same book over and over again “just one more time”? … Continue reading