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A New Discipline Idea

Discipline your son, and he will give you peace; he will bring delight to your soul. Proverbs 29:17If you are anything like me, every so often it is time to revamp the system of discipline in your home. What worked well for my boys two years ago may not be so effective today. Timeouts don’t … Continue reading

Chalkboard Reflections

I wrote the cry of my heart on my kitchen chalkboard. This is smack-dab where I am. A transition into deeper.I could cry as I read…“Give me real faith; give me warmer zeal; inflame me with more fervent love; grant me the grace of meekness; make me more like Jesus.” – C. Spurgeon His name … Continue reading

Serving Others – Without Obligation

Show Your marvelous loving kindness by Your right hand. – Psalm 17:7 My service to others should always be motivated by love. Not love I “muster” up, but genuine love, from the depth of my heart. In my own efforts, this is hard to do. Practically impossible at times. Especially when I have worked for … Continue reading

Easter Week Activity: Maundy Thursday

Experience your own Maundy Thursday foot-washing ceremony. Fill a bucket with water. Grab a few towels, gather your family, and share the story found in John 13:1-17. Then take turns washing each other’s feet and praying for one another. Jesus, rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it … Continue reading

Having A Two-Year-Old Means…

Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Psalm 127:3 It is rare that I consciously sit and think of my children as a heritage from the LORD. Reflection takes time. And my time is tight. Especially with a toddler. There are many days I can not see … Continue reading

It’s a Birthday! With Presents!

I am so excited….it is a bloggy birthday! A Cup of Joe is turning ONE tomorrow! Last night I sat and reflected on what the Lord has done in my life in ONE YEAR. Take a minute to do that. Wow. I am so thankful to Him. And so in love with my God. Mmm. … Continue reading

Family Hardship at Thanksgiving

Relationships are hard. And next Thursday you may be breaking bread with people you don’t want to be around. People in your own family. You may have to pass a piece of pumpkin pie to a person who has deeply hurt you, offended you or you just flat out don’t like. Thanksgiving may not mean … Continue reading

Random Thoughts on I-40

I’m on I-40 this week. Driving. Little boys in the back seat. On my way to get Grant from school.And I have a revelation. I was thinking on scripture. Muttering the Word. Nothing specific, just anything I could think of, really. And 1 Corinthians 13:8 comes to mind. Love never fails.Familiar as the day is … Continue reading

This is huge for me…

Well, today’s post started out as something light and easy and the Lord took me on this roller coaster ride of eye-opening truths. Strap your seat belt. You’re coming with me. I want to obey God. Period. All of the time – without wavering. I want to grow in my obedience and my love for … Continue reading