Family · kid stuff

For Posterity’s Sake

And so it begins…the basement/garage band that seems to be a rite of passage in multi-boy families. I think this is so cute. (thanks to Brooke for video taping this). This is a song the boys wrote with the cousin Sierra called “Life and Breath”. Josh, 10, is on drums; Caleb, 10, is on electric… Continue reading For Posterity’s Sake

Recipes

Banana Crumb Muffins Recipe

Here’s a yummy recipe for the next time you have overripe bananas! This is one of our favorites for breakfast or snack time. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 bananas, mashed 3/4 cup white sugar 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/3 cup butter, melted… Continue reading Banana Crumb Muffins Recipe

Humor · women's ministry

Guest Post: Gentle Sobbing

One thing I miss about CCC is the staff. Yes, most of them are my family, but I also really miss Marilyn Mangrum and my funny girl friend, Karen Hevesy. I decided to get a little “Karen fix” the other day by going to her now retired blog, Proverbs 17:22.  If you ever need a… Continue reading Guest Post: Gentle Sobbing

poetry · Spiritual Musings

Meditation on Matthew 5:1-2

I am studying the Sermon on the Mount right now (this book has been extremely helpful). One thing I have been enjoying lately is trying to use poetry as a means of slowing down and really meditating on a small passage of scripture. The result isn’t so much a good poem, it is that I… Continue reading Meditation on Matthew 5:1-2

women's ministry

Links for Ladies

Metro Moms: Redemptive Speech.  I am really going to go back through this series and read it carefully. It is full of wisdom and grace about a topic I need to revisit often! If you haven’t discovered it yet, you might try eavesdropping on Covenant Fellowship’s church family blog. If you don’t want to add… Continue reading Links for Ladies

kid stuff · motherhood

I Had A Dream*

*I originally posted this in 2005, and three years later it still expresses what I am learning more and more…life is zooming by. I want to savor every part of this day with my kiddos rather than reminisce about the past, or wonder about the future. It was the morning we were to go home… Continue reading I Had A Dream*

women's ministry

Happy Birthday, Marcia

One of the many blessings of coming to Covenant of Grace Church has been getting to know Marcia Walter. In this dear, Titus 2 woman, I observe so many evidences of God’s grace, but I will limit myself to three qualities I admire in Marcia. First, Marcia is a woman who lives her life oriented… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Marcia

Family · kid stuff

Just Asking: Children’s Devotional Reading

I received an email the other day requesting ideas for devotionals to use with children. Currently our children’s church program has a feature called “get into the story” where we use a guide based on what the kids did in Sunday school. It has a daily devotional we read each day with the kids. The… Continue reading Just Asking: Children’s Devotional Reading

motherhood

Parenting by Faith or by Fear?

I know most of you who read this already visit the GirlTalk blog regularly, but I want to draw attention to the following quote by Carolyn Mahaney because I thought it was soooooo helpful. Faith toward God is the foundation of effective mothering. Did you catch that? Here it is again: Faith toward God is… Continue reading Parenting by Faith or by Fear?