• Parenting/Life

    Does God Wink At Us?

    Sitting in the doctor’s office this week I saw a segment about When God Winks by SQuire Rushnell (yes his first name is spelled with a capital Q). WHAT’S A GODWINK? A godwink is what some people would call a coincidence, an answered prayer, or simply an experience where you’d say, “Wow, what are the odds of that!” What do godwinks mean?  Think about when you were a kid and someone you loved gave you a little wink across the dining room table…Mom or Dad or Grandma. You didn’t say “What do you mean by that?” You knew.  It meant: “Hey kid, I’m thinking about you right now.” That’s what…

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    And the winner is……?

    Every day is a warfare. One that we are all a part of. Being a teacher and parent I often entertain the question of why it’s so hard for some to do what is asked of them. Why is it so hard to be obedient? Then this morning, as I’m running some not so nice thoughts through in my head of what I would like to say to someone. The Lord gently nudges me and lets me know that I shouldn’t say those things. “But….what about this or that?” and he simply says to just be obedient and hold my tongue. To put others above myself regardless of what I…

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    Happiness

    What makes you happy? It’s easy to be happy when everything is going good. A lot of people, including myself at times, base their happiness on how everything around them is doing. If everything is fine with you and your spouse and kids, then you are fine. If everything’s a mess, then you are too. This is one area in our walk of faith that is a bit tougher than others. What is going on around us shouldn’t be what our happiness is based on. Most days my husband and I rarely get a conversation completed while the kids are still up. We try but it just doesn’t work out because we…

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    It’s (not) My Birthday!

    After seeing a sweet friend get flowers for her birthday yesterday I started thinking about how a birthday makes you feel. There is just something about the day of your birthday. It’s like something comes over us and nothing or no one can bring down this veil of pure happiness. I don’t know what it is, but you just feel like the queen of the world for a day. Now I am not a scholar of the Bible, but the only mention of birthday celebrations in the Bible was that of Pharoah of Egypt. He prepared a banquet for all his officials and staff where we learn that after two…