Tell Your Children

Tell Your Children

Last week, we spent the most wonderful seven days at Table Rock Lake with our four sons, four daughters-in-law, and thirteen grandchildren. The grands range in age from 13 years old to the youngest one year old. Our return home is always bittersweet, as we relish and...
The Protection of Shade

The Protection of Shade

Every generation and every culture understands this truth… One generation plants the trees, and another gets the shade. –Chinese Proverb Stan and I have walked the road in this photograph many, many times since his family purchased the land in 1974. Our...
Coram Deo

Coram Deo

  “I hear the Lord speaking to me.” It took my breath away. I whispered, “Really Mom?” She looked at me. “Yes, I do.” In the end stage of Alzheimer’s disease, these words were the only ones clearly spoken in many days. And they were crystal clear. Her precious...
A Nation Is Only As Strong As Her Home

A Nation Is Only As Strong As Her Home

While driving this morning, I caught Part 2 in a new series by Charles Swindoll. He was teaching from Nehemiah 10 and reinforcing the truth that a nation is only as strong as her home. When he said, “When the morals of a nation are under stress…,” I...
Pushing or Leading?

Pushing or Leading?

In a recent conversation with a Christian father of college students, this dad voiced concern about the direction his sons were headed. He wondered aloud, “We may have pushed them too hard.” When I worked on ranches, we moved cattle by...