You attempt to dwell upon the child-support payment that did not come, again, but is not a good time for that, either, so you give up and decide to be happy.
God requires the mother to answer only for the input that she makes.
If you could trade a life of ease for a righteous life, would you? He will not let you.
After all, what IS a Christian?
This week my husband walks in the door after a long day at work to find: dishes piled in the sink, laundry all over the living room, the beef for dinner still in a frozen block, and me…looking like Frump Queen. He is gracious. And tells me to take a nap. I instantly obey. (Inwardly rejoicing.) … Continue reading Have You Ever Read Anything So Beautiful?
Take a walk with me. Place yourself in the shoes of a home schooling mother named Jane, from long ago. You remember the time when the Liberty Bell rang out the good news of freedom in the Americas. Mozart and Beethoven are enjoying their years of fame. Imagine, if you can, Jane, beginning to raise … Continue reading Just Another Mom – 2
Dearest Angela, How wonderful it was to see you during your vacation! How I loved every moment near you, seeing you with Dan! It is simply wonderful to watch the two of you relate to each other. You have hardly lost the glow of a new bride. You remind me of myself when I was your age. … Continue reading UNEMPLOYED! – Sent on Saturday Letter #4, part 1
I wish I could know if your questions were for “maybe someday” or if you are actually experiencing real danger. There is such a huge difference. If you think your husband might soon kill you or your child, you must get yourselves out of danger and seek guidance from strong Christians in your area. Let … Continue reading Tired, Alone, and Scared Half to Death.
Dearest Angela, So, what do we make of it? Jesus forgave when He was crucified. So did Stephen, when he was stoned. So did Corrie ten Boom regarding the murder of her sister. In each case, if you study it, you will see the act of forgiveness connected to the imparting of Spiritual life and … Continue reading CONCESSIONS – Sent on Saturday Letter #3, part 2
I never really thought much about hope, until I had to define it for my kids. Preferring that they memorize Scripture with at least some grasp on what it means, though, I had to explain the difference between faith and hope to them. I seldom look up a word, making sense of it from its roots, its … Continue reading Hoping Against Hope