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10 ways to prevent sibling rivalry

Here are some biblical principles taken from scripture which when applied can prevent sibling rivalry between your children. Love is patient Love is kind Love does not envy Love does not boast Love believes all things  

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God’s grace is sufficient

God's grace is sufficient

What is God's grace?  2 Corinthians 12:9 tells us, " 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me." We often hear the definition of grace as unmerited favor, which is true.  Grace is something that we don't deserve but that God freely gives us.  But what exactly is grace?  The best definition I've...

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Sunrise – reflecting on the goodness of God

reflecting on God's goodness

  Watching the sunrise is a wonderful way to reflect on God and His goodness. What a blessing it is to be able to get up at dawn to catch a beautiful sunrise! It's not always feasible to wake up early enough to watch the sun break through the horizon, indicating the start of a new day.  But when possible, it is a glorious time to sit quietly before the LORD. I am blessed in that I have lived on...

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Flowers

The very first verse in the Bible (Genesis 1:1) says, "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth."  After each account of the days of creation, It says God saw that it was good.  Everything God does is perfect.  His creation is magnificent.  On the third day, He created vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees.  These obviously have a purpose for us.  God provided food for us. This is when He would have created flowers.  One reason...

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Sending your child off to college

Are you prepared to send your child off to college?  If you're getting ready to bring your child, whether it be your first or your fifth, to college away from home, I'll give you some tips to help you through this time. The Emotions I love my children dearly and I want what's best for them, as I'm sure you do.  Having them attend college away from home is a personal decision. Every family is different and every child within...

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Exhausted and discouraged?

I have a solution that may help when you're discouraged and overwhelmed by all you have to do and feeling like you're just spinning your wheels!     Is this you at the end of the day?  Are you exhausted? Are you discouraged?  Do you feel like you're just barely keeping your head above water? Are you asking yourself, "What did I accomplish today"? There is hope!! I have had so many of those days.  I came up with a...

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Royal weddings

The Royals Why are we so enamored by the Royal weddings?  All around the world, people are fascinated by Royalty, especially British Royalty.  How many of us watch the Royal weddings?  Do we dream that we are that bride?  Do girls fantasize about being princesses? Do people envy those who are waited on for their every need? I have to admit I love to watch the propriety of it all, the clothes they wear, the protocol they must follow, and...

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A tribute to special mothers

 Mother's Day is a day we get to celebrate and honor mothers. Romans 13:7 says, "Give honor to whom honor is due."  Mothers do deserve honor; the responsibility of raising children is an awesome task and much of the time unappreciated. For those very special mothers of those very special kids I want to especially recognize and salute those incredible mothers that have the privilege of raising and caring for a child with special needs, either with some kind of...

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It’s Spring! Why we need to get outside in the sun

  God's word says many things about the seasons.  Ecclesiastes Chapter 3, verse 1 says,  "To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven".  The bible uses seasons to serve as a metaphor for our lives.  Spring is my favorite season because it represents growth and the springing up of new things! If you live in the northern half of the United States, you know it's been a very long, cold, snowy, dreary, winter.  Can...

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Detox Mornings

  Are you looking for fruit infused water ideas?  Here is a great, healthy and easy recipe to start your day. It's a new day! Let's start out fresh and clean - inside and out!! I'd like to share with you how I start my day.  God gives us a fresh start each morning.  If we think about it, most days we fill our bodies with things that are not good for us.  We eat foods that are not the...

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