This will be a very short post as I’m tired (and cranky — the A/C is out!) and I need to get plenty of rest for tomorrow. It’s been a week full of doctor visits again. On Tuesday we had a consultation with the surgeon who will be placing Jef’s chest port. From his office we went to our Primary Care Physician where she had some additional blood work done to see how Jef is holding up. Today he had his pre-op visit (more blood work!) and tomorrow he’s scheduled for surgery. Continue reading
My Dear Child,
Please don’t cringe because I’ve called you “child” … in many ways you still are a child, although I know you don’t think so. You see yourself as a young adult; you feel you could take on the world if given the chance. But there is still so much you don’t understand about life. Again, I know you don’t think so, but please bear with me and read this to the end. Continue reading
For as he thinks within himself, so he is.
As I’ve been planning for the upcoming school year, one of the classes I’m setting up for my high school children is a psychology course. I’ve been watching videos and reading articles online about psychology experiments and they’ve been very interesting. Continue reading
But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come.
For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,
unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control,
brutal, haters of good,
treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power;
Avoid such men as these.
For among them are those who enter into households and captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses,
always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
(2 Timothy 3:1-7, NASB)
Somehow I’ve gotten out of the habit of reading the text before writing it each morning. However, this causes me to be extra careful as I copy, reading only 3-5 words at a time to write– and I must be careful not to let the rambling in my mind get in the way of what I’m copying. Perhaps your mind rambles, too. Continue reading
‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)
As a homeschooling mom, I’ve learned to be flexible. Life often interrupts our lessons, giving us more time on some and less time on others. When the children were little, I relied on “Plan B” quite often, thanks to crabby babies and impromptu park days with friends. I knew Plan B was just as good as my first plans. I knew I could rework my first plans into new plans for later in the week or month. I was never worried. Continue reading
Life has no guarantees, except for the guarantee of salvation if you’ve placed your faith in Jesus Christ. I understood this shortly after I was saved, but the truth behind it didn’t really hit me until last September. That’s when my husband, my knight in shining armor, was diagnosed with a chronic illness. Continue reading