Every year we go to the beach to gather with friends and family. One of our favorite things is to look for shells. The shells that catch my eye are the broken pieces, like these. The ones broken so long and tumbled around in the ocean so much that their edges are smoothed out and…Read More
The Greatest of All
Remember when American Idol was in its heyday and aired some of the most awful auditions at the beginning of the season? We watched as the ones who couldn’t sing, tried to sing. I always felt a mixture of sorrow and embarrassment for them. I have the same feeling when I read the story about…Read More
Mended: A Book Review
This is a different kind of Monday School today. I’ve read Mended and want to share it with you.
God used this book to soften my heart even more towards my daughters.
I never found the time for my regular Monday School post today because I was Christmasing. I’m part of an unusually diverse group of people who meet regularly to learn from and help one another. We had our Christmas party tonight and it was a beautiful time of learning, fellowship, laughter, and merry wishes. We…Read More
She Gave it All
Yesterday, I read the story in Mark 12:41-44 about the poor widow giving all she had. Jesus sat near the offering boxes and noticed the crowd tossing in their contributions. Maybe some in the crowd gave their offerings thoughtlessly, just another item on their religious checklist. Maybe others thought a lot about what they gave…Read More
I’m glad this exchange is recorded in Genesis for us. 9 “Where is your wife Sarah?” they asked him. “There, in the tent,” he said. 10 Then one of them said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife will have a son.” Now Sarah was listening at the entrance to the…Read More
My kids love the sand. When they were younger, they spent hours building sandcastles. They smoothed over the perfect spot for the castle, then gathered wet sand near the edge of the ocean and hauled it back to the construction site. They pressed the sand into molds, turned them over and patted carefully so the…Read More
I received the best kind of text this morning. A spontaneous one from a friend who thought about me, then texted me to let me know she thought about me. That would have been enough to make me smile but she sent a powerful message of encouragement and some verses for me to think about…Read More
To Those Doing It Anyway
Monday School is inspired by my Saturday morning run and Paul, formerly known as Saul, and the anonymous writer of Hebrews. Saturday morning is one of my favorite times of the week. I ran earlier than usual and saw several friendly faces on the trails last Saturday. I saw some not-so-friendly faces too. It’s easy to…Read More
I’ll share what’s been on my mind all day, although I’m not sure it qualifies as Monday School. Yesterday, we celebrated Father’s Day with the grill going outside and the sound of the U.S. Open in the background on the inside. That’s the way we celebrated Father’s Day when Dad was here. I always thought…Read More