Why Kids Should be Exercising

Back in the good, old days, okay, even just 20 years ago, kids went outside during recess and in the neighborhood to play games like Tag, Freeze Tag, Red Light, Green Light and more.  Kids, especially girls, would spend countless minutes swinging or jumping rope.  Even jumping rope on one foot.  These games were a great break from school and were a great way to gather up neighborhood friends and just play.  Very little equipment needed, just your body and mind.

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Prayer is Like an Umbrella

   Now I lay me down to sleep. 

I pray the Lord my soul to keep.

Watch me safely through the night.

And wake me with the morning light.

I remember those words so clearly.  It was the nighttime prayer that we said with our girls for many, many years.  Of course our girls, to this very day, could probably tell you verbatim what they spoke next– “I’m special.  I’m a Winner.  Jesus loves me.”

Oh he does, he does.

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Reflections from a Mother’s Heart

And there it was.  I was driving out of the neighborhood, headed to the grocery store, when I spotted it.  It was a familiar darkish-orange and yellow.  It was shaped like a little car.  It was a Cozy Coupe! It was sitting in the front yard of a neighbor and, to top it off, the car was smiling at me.  I immediately had to take a picture.  It brought back a flood of memories.

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Come to the Altar

     It’s a cold March morning here in Virginia and I am listening to music.  I love music!  Love it!  I really love all genres of music.  So, have you ever heard that song “Come to the Altar” by Elevation Worship?  “Come to the Altar” is such a blessing to me each and every time I hear it.  What does that mean though?  Come to the Altar?  Which altar?  I don’t have an altar, or so we think.

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