This time of year there are so many wonderful and momentous events—Mother’s day, graduations, weddings, end of the school year award assemblies, and on and on. They seem to revolve around the parenting world with all its responsibilities and implications.
My mom has given me a lot of good advice over the years. Some of my favorites include making sure I’m careful walking in the mall parking lot (even if it’s at 2 PM in broad daylight) and teaching me the value of blush. (My skin tone is classified as “porcelain” which is the nice way of saying “ghost-like,” so blush is definitely a necessity for me.)
I have served on the Council Road staff the past six months, and every Monday I sort through the prayer requests from Sunday services to bring to staff meeting where the staff prays. It is a rare week that we don’t get a request from a concerned mother asking for prayer for her struggling child. Some sign their names, others are anonymous…
What makes a great Superhero? If you’re a fan of the comic book and movie genre, you probably think of characters like the Avengers in lycra clad costumes with superpowers and sweet gadgets which help them fight for justice and the greater good.
Growing up in an Oklahoma Christian family gave me a foundation and solid teaching which prepared me for living and working in Southeast Asia. With loving parents and good church leaders, I was confident that I would lead a happy, successful life as long as I obeyed Christ.
Spring is in full swing in Oklahoma! Grilling season has commenced, daylight has lengthened, the flowers are beginning to bloom, and the unfortunate smell of bradford pear trees fill the air. Aw yes, there’s nothing like it.
My heart raced as I held my breath. It happened so quickly, I’d had no warning to prepare my heart and head for where I was and what I was feeling. Our small tour group had been told we’d see the tomb where they were almost positive Jesus was placed in, but I never imagined I’d actually stand inside it!