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January 2, 2015

           

     Awhile back, I saw a plotline on television where a father overheard his adopted son lying to his friends about his past.   Although the father understood that his new son was lying to cover up the shame...

January 2, 2015

     Congratulations!

           

     If you’re reading this, then it means you’ve just survived Christmas and New Year’s Eve as a single woman.  Hopefully, you were able to enjoy the holiday, chuckle when you...

January 2, 2015

 

Basic Family Budget Example

 

STEP #1        Adding Up Your Income

 

Before you can start budgeting or planning how your money will be divided, you need to determine your total income per month.   If you and your spouse are both working, add...

January 2, 2015

 

    What images come to mind when you think of January?   Living in Pennsylvania, the word that comes to my mind is COLD!    I think of snow, ice, and wind, and I long for something warm.   My mind pictures early sunsets and dark nights when it’s best to stay inside a...

January 2, 2015

 

     It was a few weeks after our financial crisis that my Mom called Liberty University.   She’d been taking Bible courses by correspondence, but because of our financial difficulty, we could no longer afford them.  As she was explaining our situation, the woman on t...

January 2, 2015

     We’ve all heard the saying, “Three steps forward, two steps back”.

     It’s the first thing that ran through my mind the other night.  It was quickly followed by, “We’re never going to break this cycle.”  (Faith filled thought, r...

January 2, 2015

     Sometimes we are under the impression that serving God will be great, care-free and easy all of our lives.   This was not the case with Mary, Jesus’ mother.  She was the woman in the Bible who knew Jesus, yet had a hard life because He was in her life....

January 2, 2015

 

       Welcome to January---a great time for winter sports.  The truth is that I’m not a huge sports fan.  In fact, the only sport that I actually pay any attention to at all is figure skating.  Whenever a major figure skating competition comes on television, that’s m...

January 2, 2015

            I found it while I was housecleaning my closets. 

            Until that moment, I forgot it was there. 

            It was a picture---given to me a...

January 2, 2015

 

            I'll never forget the night I was invited to a friend’s house for dinner.   She made a delicious meal of chicken, broccoli, and rice that I completely enjoyed.   Living with my Dad and brother, 2 meat and p...

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