Saving White Line?

Saving White Line?

Have you ever barely missed another car? Your heart pumps madly as you realize the mortal danger.

In 1917, Dr. June McCarroll was driving her Model T down a paved road that became Highway 99. Suddenly, a ten-ton truck came barreling toward her. When she told the story later, she said she preferred veering onto the sandy soil alongside the road rather than risk a serious collision. The incident convinced her highways should have a white line down the center to protect motorists. She shared her idea with government authorities, but they didn’t respond. Finally, she painted a wide white line down that road in hopes of preventing such accidents. The California Department of Transportation credits her with the first road markings, although other states claim the honor.

Today, we are accustomed to the painted lines on the road. Without them we would face chaos and danger. Our gracious heavenly Father gave us His Word to direct our paths. In Scripture he reveals the nature of man and His design for the world. We live much more safely when we stay in our lane.

“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness.” -2 Timothy 3:16

Welcoming June 2023 With Thankfulness

Dear Heavenly Father, as we launch into the hot summer months, may we continue to keep our eyes on you and your steadfast grace. Keep us safe as we travel and help us remember to praise you for the wonder and beauty of your creation. Wherever we go, may we carry the fragrance of Christ and of the hope of eternal life. In the Name of Jesus we pray, Amen.

CLICK HERE for your monthly encouragement  so you can download the June 2023 Calendar Challenge.

Overcome Mom Guilt

Overcome Mom Guilt

When I had my first child, I had a long list of things I intended to do. I soon discovered I lost my temper when I shouldn’t or preached when I should have listened. I wanted to be perfect, but I failed more often than I liked. Mothers can get paralyzed by their own failures.

My guest this week was Jennifer Slattery, and she shared how she overcame mom guilt. Jennifer learned to live in the freedom of Christ’s love..

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Discover New Ways to Manage a Wayward Child

Our children tend to misbehave in uncomfortable situations, like the grocery store. What are the best ways to handle a wayward child?

My guest this week was Linda Goldfarb who is an author and coach. She gave great tactics for staying engaged rather than coming unglued.  

You might want to check out her podcast or her Facebook group on parenting.

You can also access Cynthia L Simmons’ tips on creating a peaceful home here.


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What if Mother’s Day is Hard?

What if Mother’s Day is Hard?

Mother’s Day can be lots of fun. When my kids were little, I would hear lots of whispering in the background as they prepared surprises.

However, if you have lost someone you love or have a prodigal, Mother’s Day can be miserable.

My guest this week was Angela Breidenbach. Her mother was mentally ill, which made a relationship really tough. She shared how she made it through and gave ideas to mothers who are hurting.

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Dealing with Infertility on Mother’s Day

Dealing with Infertility on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day isn’t always happy, especially for the women who cannot conceive. Let’s be sensitive to their needs this year as we celebrate our children.

My guest this week was Betsy Herman who wrote When Infertility Books are Not Enough. She struggled for years, but she finally had two children. She tells her story this week and gives guidance for women who cannot get pregnant.

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Welcoming May 2023 With Eyes of Wonder

Dear Heavenly Father, as we enter the final month of the school year, we lift our hands and hearts to you. How deeply we long for your wisdom and grace as family and friends graduate and move into another phase of life. May you guide them as they make serious life choices. We praise you as nature blooms around us and we see the stunning beauty of your creation. Keep our hearts close to you and bless us as we recount your wonderous deeds. In the Name of Jesus we pray, Amen.

CLICK HERE for your monthly encouragement  so you can download the May 2023 Others-Centered Calendar Challenge.

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