The Quiet House: Ministering with the Father’s Heart to Childless Men and Women

What happens on Mother’s Day at your church? It is typical and fitting to honor the mothers who are present. In some cases moms are asked to stand, given a public blessing and a hearty applause, followed by a prayer of thanksgiving and dedication. Usually a flower or some other small gift is given to each … Continue reading The Quiet House: Ministering with the Father’s Heart to Childless Men and Women

New Year’s Resolutions and Chocolaty Choices

One chilly winter morning during college, my slightly dramatic single friend Wendy approached me with a sheepish grin:  “Last night I snuggled up in front of a cozy fireplace with a tall ... dark ... and handsome (gulp?) ........... mug of hot chocolate!"  My guess is that right now some my single friends are dreaming of someone to snuggle with in front of a … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions and Chocolaty Choices

We Still Believe In Jesus

Looking at our under-the-tree nativity set and remembering why we celebrate Christmas "Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!" II Corinthians 9:15 Here we are in the middle of December, and all around us are reminders of what we are supposed to be doing ... "Only eleven shopping days until Christmas!"  I haven't seen one sign that proclaims, "Only eleven … Continue reading We Still Believe In Jesus