Category Archives: RAISING KIDS

Teaching prayer, Scripture, modeling lifestyle

Showing Cleavage

I recently had trouble listening to a Christian speaker — trouble getting beyond her cleavage! My thoughts were preoccupied with the poor example she was setting. Our appearance is a reflection of our relationship with Christ. It is not necessary … Continue reading

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Fishing On the Pier

What interesting people one meets while fishing on the pier with five grandchildren! We first met a homeless guy who sold us his mussels for bait.  I did not realize what a HUGE undertaking it would be to attempt to … Continue reading

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Chicken Evangelist

We recently returned from a trip to Texas.  Loved the church we visited!  The pastor had written a book I couldn’t wait to read:  The Adventures of a Chicken Evangelist, by Steve Nelson. It told of his experiences during 40 days … Continue reading

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Distraught Young Friend

I received a text from a distraught young friend:   “Kathleen, when you were young, what did you do to help calm yourself when your siblings were being mean to you?” “Hmm.  That was a long time ago.  Actually, I don’t … Continue reading

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I Covet Casey’s Toys

Our six-year-old grandson told me he was learning the Ten Commandments in Sunday school. “That’s pretty impressive, Mark!   Tell me what you’ve learned.” He began reciting them, in order!  Then he stopped. “Grandma, I have trouble with one of … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving History

A brief history of Thanksgiving to share at your family gathering: The first Thanksgiving Day began after the harvest of November 1621.  Governor William Bradford of the 1620 Pilgrim Colony, in Plymouth, Massachusetts proclaimed: “All ye Pilgrims with your wives … Continue reading

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After School Bible Stories

She is 85.  Every week this dear woman and her husband place their two folding chairs under a tree in the large grassy area of their apartment complex.  Little children are invited to sit on a blanket to hear Trudy and Clarence tell a Bible story. … Continue reading

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Anxiety Attack Solution

Eight-year-old Alex was experiencing anxieties. His mother asked him to bring a note pad and pencil and write some instructions for what to do when this happens.  She didn’t know what she would tell him to write, but she was … Continue reading

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Anxiety Attack!

An eight-year-old was experiencing anxiety. “I’m not sick, Mom. I just have a scary feeling inside me. I get afraid and I don’t know why. Whenever you and Dad are with me I feel fine. Or if I’m playing a game or have … Continue reading

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Bible Clubs in Public School?

I was asked to speak to the church women in a nearby community.  My topic was Outreach.   I shared several opportunities available for women to reach a needy world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The biggest response was to … Continue reading

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