The Face of Food Stamps

A friend of mine started a conversation the other day about people on food stamps. It all started because of a snow day. You see, when there is an “inclement weather day” at schools across the country, the children who are on free breakfast/lunch, don’t have that option for food those days. So in response,Continue reading “The Face of Food Stamps”

Radical

I recently finished reading Radical by David Platt. Sometimes I’m a little skeptical of Christian books that try to tell me I’m not living enough for Jesus. Not that I’m living a perfect Jesus-centered life; like many others, I just don’t like being told I’m not “Christian” enough. Radical, however, made me think. It urgedContinue reading “Radical”

Remembering the Ice Storm

Yesterday, we had beautiful snow.  I like snow.  The kids like snow.  They played, started a snowman and made snow angels.  It was pretty.  I took pictures.  All was good. Last night, the freezing rain started.  Freezing rain I do not like.  School had already been cancelled, so I knew we didn’t have to goContinue reading “Remembering the Ice Storm”

Adventures in Advent

Our family continues to celebrate the season of Advent.  It is a time to refocus and prepare.  Many say it’s about preparing for Christmas, but really, Advent is so much more than that.  It’s a time to prepare for the coming of the Messiah.  Yes, that happened at “Christmas” through the birth of Jesus.  ButContinue reading “Adventures in Advent”

November Thankfulness

November is a time when so many people really think about being thankful.  Thankful for what they have, thankful for family, thankful for friends, thankful for health.  I’ve heard of families who put up a “thankful tree” each year where everyday, the family members decorate a leaf with what they are thankful for and byContinue reading “November Thankfulness”