PARENTING: BEHAVIOR OR HEART

A child’s behavior can be so important to parents that it overshadows what the real target is in raising a child, his heart.  The heart is the core of our being where our emotions and desires dwell.  Behavior is how we conduct ourselves in this life.  The outward behavior can appear to be obedience but the heart may be totally …

RUNNING ON EMPTY

In 1978 Jackson Browne wrote the rock song, “Running on Empty” and it became a number one hit.  People could relate to going through life and not feeling like they had the energy to keep up with what was going on around them.  Reading through the lyrics brings about an understanding of the emotions Browne is trying to relate to …

HOW MUCH? HOW LONG?

  We wake up every morning knowing we have to meet the day with eyes wide open.  The day can be fully planned in the way we would like it to proceed.   But with just one phone call, one e-mail, one encounter, or one situation the plan can fall apart quickly.  When this happens it leaves us stunned, out of breath, …

TRIBUTE TO DONNA PRINGLE…MOM’S NEW LIFE

  My mom passed away on July 25, 2017 at 5:15 a.m.  The following is what I wrote and read at mom’s funeral on July 28th.  Praising God!!  She is with Jesus!!     On Tuesday morning I lost my mom, my friend, my sister and these last few years my child. The last few years were hard because it …

ANTICIPATION…LIFE WITH MOM

Anticipation is the act of expecting something to happen.  When I think of anticipation, the first thing I think of is when I was pregnant with my children and the due date was approaching.  I was filled with anticipation which had some aspect of fear in it.  My fear of the birth process, of the baby’s health, and of the …

FOR SUCH A TIME…LIFE WITH MOM

My mom has been ill for a very long time.  The progression of her disease is slow and painful to watch.  I’ve seen so many changes in her in the last several years and am surprised when another one appears.  This happened to me last week when I stopped in to take care of things at my parent’s home.  My …

I THOUGHT I WAS PERCEPTIVE BUT SURPRISE!!

A few months ago, I was approached by our Business Administrator, Dave, with an idea.  He said that the Finance Team had decided to celebrate the longevity of our staff here at Cornerstone.   They wanted to give special honor to those who have been here five years or more.  The idea was to have an ice cream social after the …

DID YOU FIND IT? . . .Life with Mom

“I left it by the commode,” she said as I entered the living room.  First of all I know that Mom has no idea what she’s talking about and she certainly doesn’t remember leaving anything anywhere but I went down the hallway anyway.  She followed me.  “Did you find it?” she asked.  At this point I just shook my head no.  …

CHATTER VERSUS THE GOSPEL

Social media is full of chatter and many opinions.  In the realm of Christianity there is much chatter about gender roles and women in the church.  People take sides in these issues and write their opinions, arguments or come-backs to someone else’s opinions or arguments.  There is so much time spent in circling the wagons around these issues that we …