This is my special Christmas blog. My hope for you is that this year God will give you a new insight into the amazing coming of Christ. God wants to do a new thing in each of our lives. I encourage you to study the passages mentioned below in Hebrews. It’s easy to let Christmas become … Read More about How God Opened My Eyes to a Different Take on Christmas Eve
“Jesus wept.” (John 11:35) This is the shortest verse in the Bible and yet one of the most poignant. It depicts a Savior full of emotion. And He was. In fact, the scriptures say that Jesus — as God made man — experienced everything we have or will, yet was without sin. (Hebrews 2:17-18; Hebrews … Read More about Warning: The Danger of Equating Feelings with Truth
This week I’m blogging over at Club31Women about a simple morning routine that was life-changing for me. Here’s an excerpt. I hope it encourages you! “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence, there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16: 11 ESV A few … Read More about The Simple Morning Routine that Will Encourage You Every Day
We have a big problem in our culture and none of us can avoid its reach. It impacts every one of us, and it influences how we raise our kids. We are living in an “entitled” society. A society that tells us that all our needs and wants should be satisfied, and that includes our … Read More about How NOT to Raise Entitled Kids: 27 Practical Ideas
I have often thought that the first 10 years of a marriage are the hardest. You go from “me” to “us” and although it’s wonderful, it’s an adjustment to have to put another person’s interests before your own. One friend remarked, “I didn’t realize how selfish I was until I got married!” Marriage is a … Read More about Four Habits to Help You Build a Strong Marriage
This week I’m blogging over at Club31Women about how to heal relationships when there’s so much conflict everywhere. Here’s an excerpt: How can we handle conflict with people we love without making things worse? The past year has been full of conflicts for all of us. Family members have disagreed over masks and get-togethers. A grandmother … Read More about Facing Conflict with Friends, Family, or Fellow Church Members? Do These 4 Things.
We are walking into a new school year in which our kids are facing many unusual challenges. Covid has impacted each of us in different ways. And now the variant brings even more consternation. Mental health professionals are overwhelmed with clients, kids are depressed, parents fearful. Dissension over masks or no masks, shots or no … Read More about How to Pray for Your Kids and All the Challenges They Face this Fall
We are getting ready! They are about to arrive!!! Yes, the wild and crazy “Yates Family Camp” is just a few days away. Ordinarily we’d have 34 folks coming. COVID has messed with our plans a bit — perhaps that’s happened to you, too. Our Memphis kids can’t come. We will really miss those 7. … Read More about Wild and Crazy Family Camp: Worship, Food, and Fun