Oh, Yes You ARE!

Oh, Yes You ARE!

There is something I truly know, without a doubt, no matter your circumstances...you are LOVED! Spent time reminiscing with friends and family earlier today about Valentine's Day during our early school days.  What I seem to remember most is that no matter what the "rules" were, there were ALWAYS children who broke them and excluded the children they didn't like, or who were "different" (aren't Continue reading

A Heartfelt Thank You!

A Heartfelt Thank You!

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Question for My Fellow Burbs-Dwellers

Question for My Fellow Burbs-Dwellers

There’s a question {and also an observation} that comes up frequently in my circle of friends, in small church groups, etc.  We live in a moderately affluent suburb a few miles from the state’s largest city.  However, it’s Kansas, so don’t go all ultra-urban when picturing it in your mind.  The question that often pops up {as it did in my women’s small group last night} is “What are the needs in Continue reading

Every Life Is Beautiful – October Baby

Every Life Is Beautiful – October Baby

TODAY when most of the world will be clamoring to see the "next big movie series" based on popular books with a dark theme aimed at our young people another movie is released.  This one is life-affirming.  It teaches lessons about love, family, relationships, forgiveness, grace and healing. October Baby is the story of Hannah, a young woman who has had health issues her entire life.  After an Continue reading

What I Love to Do One Afternoon a Week

What I Love to Do One Afternoon a Week

Okay, look at these faces! Wouldn’t it be worth a couple of hours of your time each week to teach them how much God loves them, hear their stories, be the blessed recipient of their smiles and hugs?? I know, some of you work outside the home, or are plenty busy raising your own little ones…but since that is not my current stage of life I decided last summer to take a chance this year and Continue reading