Why Genealogies Matter

Why Genealogies Matter

What do you think of when you look at the genealogies in the Bible? Do they excite you or bore you? For me, these genealogies have been easy to skip over or just read through quickly. They don’t always mean much to me, especially the ones in the Old Testament. A...

A Look at Substance Abuse

Neil Young writes a powerful song about heroin use and the damage wrought on people he knew and loved. My own father was a heavy drinker for as long as I can remember. He drank from the time he woke up until he passed out in his armchair at night. It created a very...

Helped People Help People

I’ve heard several times in the last few years about how “hurt people hurt people,” and “we can’t give our children anything we don’t have and neither could our parents give us anything they didn’t have.” These two quotes have actually been really helpful reminders...

Proving a Point, Poolside

Sometimes women want to prove that we are right or capable of anything. Sometimes…ok, maybe often is a better word. This day was no different. The three most important men in my life were telling me that I “wouldn’t” do something. You see, we were enjoying an...

Snow Day Cookies

Snow days were a pretty foreign concept for me until I moved to the Midwest. In my defense, Florida schools didn’t have much reason to ever need a snow day. Hurricane days, well, that’s a different story. I also didn’t grow up knowing how the weight of winter bogs...