Embrace Yourself Through Yoga

“I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways.”  Psalm 119:15 (ESV) I’ve always been active, so even when the aches and pains of exercise and sports began to gain momentum (along with my age), I continued to live in an ‘injury crisis mode’ instead of adopting an ‘injury prevention plan.’  […]

Unplug From Technology

“Everything is permissible…but not everything is beneficial.  Everything is permissible…but not everything is constructive.”  1 Corinthians 10:23  (NIV)  I called out to my daughter on the way to the car, “It’s time to leave for soccer.  Grab your bag and let’s go.”  Claire jumped in the front seat, stuck headphones in her ears, and set […]

WANTED: First Class Conduct

“Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.”  Ephesians 4:29  (NLT) I recently attended a high school basketball game.  It was during playoffs with the winner advancing to the regional finals.  I saw some great basketball […]

Fruit of the Spirit…PATIENCE

“But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.”  Romans 8:25 (NLT) From the life of Ryan, age 9 Whenever Mom and Dad talk about patience, it just means I have to wait for something I want right now!  Like when I’m standing in line at the […]

Fruit of the Spirit…GENTLENESS

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.”  Psalm 19:14   As Defined by Cathy, Age 16 I like this word; gentleness.  Have you ever tried yelling or shouting it out loud?  It just doesn’t seem right.  If gentleness […]

Fruit of the Spirit…PEACE

“Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.”  2 Corinthians 13:11  (ESV) “What Peace Means to Me” by Nichole, Age 14 When I hear the word peace, the first thing I think about is world peace.  […]

Fruit of the Spirit…LOVE

“Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples—when they see the love you have for each other.”  John 13:34-35  (MSG) A Story from my Life I don’t think my high school […]