I am blessed and fortunate to own a lakefront house in Lake Placid, Florida. When I tell people I have a weekend home in Lake Placid, they automatically assume I mean Lake Placid, New York. But instead, our house is located in a sleepy little town just south of Sebring, Florida, that is very reminiscent of Mayberry RFD. While there are quite a few churches in town, there are just a few restaurants and bars. Many of the stores have murals painted on the side of their buildings, which has given rise to Lake Placid being nicknamed the “Town of Murals.” Whenever I walk into a business, I am immediately greeted with a polite, Continue reading
Whenever I sit down at my computer to do my online bill paying, I pull up my bank account and check the balance. Either it looks good or it doesn’t. It might cover all that we owe or not.
Regardless, I pray.
My question for you today is Does your child have their own praise CDs, or easy access to family praise CDs? (Or whatever format of music it is that you have in your household!) Continue reading
When my kids were in elementary school, they loved paperback puzzle books that you could buy in the coloring book aisle at the grocery store or drug store. Word search puzzles, mazes, connect the dots, and crossword puzzles—any kind of puzzle got their attention and kept them busy for hours. During their “growing up” years, there were not many puzzle books in the Christian market. Now there are!
Our culture is uncomfortable with silence. We rush to fill times of quiet with the radio in the car or the television at home. We listen to MP3 players as we jog. After reaching our audio limit, we drop into bed and wake the next morning to fill a new day with more noise Continue reading