When We Encourage Our Child

My children never said, "Mom, I need you to encourage me." In fact, there were times when I did encourage a child, and he would say, "You're just saying that because you're my mom." Well, I was saying it because I'm his mom. And I meant every word. "I have sent him to you for…

You Make A Difference

“Mommy, what’s that?” Our 6-year-old son watched as someone carved a roast on a TV commercial. He hadn’t been introduced to this meat yet. I smiled, There’s so much he hasn’t seen yet in his young life. Years later, my husband and I were planting a new church. A young woman in her twenties attended…

Celebrate Growth

It is summertime in Houston, Texas, and it is hot. However, this season yields my favorite fruit—peaches, watermelon, nectarines! I'm so grateful for the faithful farmers who provide these farm-to-table treats for me. I say that, but seldom do I really think about what they do. Each season the outcome of their labor is unpredictable.…