The Sugar

My little daughter has been taking dance classes and one of the steps is “The Sugar”.  She is just so dog gone cute that I keep asking her to “do the sugar”.  I hadn’t realized that I had asked her … Continued


I have spent the morning thinking about a conversation from yesterday.  How can we continue to have a thankful heart for all that we have?  How can we teach our children to be thankful and grateful?  How can we remind … Continued

Family Values – Acrostic Style


A few years back, a friend of mine mentioned something about making up an acrostic for the last name of his family – to teach his children values.  I heard that, tucked it away and recently decided to give it … Continued

Nine Characterstics of Love…

Here are nine characteristics of love!  Apply these characteristics and they can make your home happy.  They can make marriages more fun.  They can cheer up your church.  They can help your kid’s lives turn out better.  They can create … Continued

We Love You, Tim!

I opened my inbox and there it was – a message from Vista Print: “We Love You, Tim!” I thought it was hilarious; an online printing place sending me such a personal note. Though I thought it was funny, it … Continued

Square Dancin’

The last time I was at a square dance was sixth grade until last night.  The camp we were at had one and everyone participated.  It started with simple group circle dances and then began to get more complicated.  Ruby … Continued

Bread on the Cross

We led worship for a weekend family camp that concluded in communion during the last service.  Each person was invited to come as the pastors placed the bread into their hands. The Harvest projector and computer were set up displaying … Continued


At a recent seminar I attended, the speaker talked about three reasons why volunteers are connected in a ministry role:  1)      Obligation 2)      Opportunity 3)      Ownership   The thought was intriguing to me.  Obligation isn’t bad.  In fact, the reason … Continued



What is your contentment level?  A group of us have been meeting after worship on Sundays at our church and yesterday was a great lesson. Somewhere in the conversation, Paula Polfliet (one of the leaders), mentioned that we need to … Continued

Home Blessing


I found a little slip of paper as I was cleaning my desk.  It was a note I made from someplace and I didn’t even write down from where.  It’s called the “Home Blessing”.   Too good to just stick … Continued

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