TimeLine Layout

March, 2019

  • 11 March

    Are You Making the Grade?

    Report cards…little pieces of paper that brought trepidation or excitement based on what type of student was receiving one! When we were in elementary school in the 1970’s, grades for the younger students were given as VG (very good), S (satisfactory), or N (needs improvement). Along with reading, mathematics, and ...

    Read More »
  • 7 March

    You are God’s child

    Who are you? Who are you in Christ? Let’s meditate on the verses to know your identity in Christ: Romans 8:14: For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. Romans 8:16:The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. ...

    Read More »
  • 4 March

    God’s Love of a Country

    Patriotism embodies the stories of many throughout our history. It is the story of a young watchmaker who came to America from Northern Ireland with strong hands and a willingness to work hard and wait years to become a citizen of his new country. It is the story of a ...

    Read More »

February, 2019

  • 25 February

    When We “Skirt Around” God’s Borders

    Noah Webster spent 28 years completing his 1828 Merriam Webster Dictionary, which includes many definitions based on biblical standards.  He believed that an earthly education without God’s Word was useless. One of the many words in his original dictionary is the verb skirted–living on the border of something, near the extremity.  And ...

    Read More »
  • 18 February

    Thief of Your Heart

    The dalmatian is a stately dog of distinguished strength and intelligence. Early drawings of the breed can be traced to the 1600’s and the land of Croatia. With great guarding instincts and genuine loyalty, this canine has been used by firefighters since the time of America’s horse-drawn fire engines. Its ...

    Read More »
  • 11 February

    Minnie’s Doll

    Minnie was eight years old in 1912 when her photograph was taken. She wore a cream-colored dress with a large sailor’s collar, three pearl buttons sewn on the fabric.  A pointed, cloth bonnet covered her hair, her braids peeking out the sides. She wore dark stockings over her legs.  There ...

    Read More »
  • 4 February

    Grace…the Power Not To!

    “I have no constancy, I wish I could be constant.”       Theodore Roosevelt   Self-restraint was an admirable quality carried by the battle-charging Rough Rider, Theodore Roosevelt. His need for a disciplined routine started early in life as he often struggled to breath through bouts of asthma, turning to ...

    Read More »

January, 2019

  • 28 January

    When Paul Sang Hymns

    Ollie would never know her own mother, she was just one year old at the time of her death. As a young teen, she was sent along with her sister, Sarah, from their rural Virginia home to Berea College in Kentucky, to attend school. The sisters worked for their education ...

    Read More »
  • 21 January

    Milk and Honey, or Slavery?

    For 50 years before the dawn of America’s Civil War, the people, places, and various hideouts on the Underground Railroad helped rescue slaves from the southern states, leading them towards freedom. The journey was filled with risks for both the slave, or passenger, and those offering assistance along the “railroad.”  ...

    Read More »
  • 16 January

    Stop Keeping Others Past In The Present and Future

    This is something we do so often. People make mistakes in their lives, they sin{we sin}, they seek God for forgiveness, and according to the scriptures: ”Jeremiah 31:34, The latter part of the verse reads,”….declares the Lord, for  I will forgive their iniquity and their sin will I remember no more.” ...

    Read More »