Book cover of 52 things kids need from a mom

Easter is over. Now What? Is Christ alive for you? Does he touch you when you pray? Are you sure he saves? From what? Jesus resurrected that Easter morning. What difference does it make in your life today. How will you know? Unless you change. ~ ~ ~ May 4th the Sunday SMORE Support Group […]

Easter grave

  Replica of life-size bronze by Max Greiner that stands in atrium of Calder Baptist Church in Beaumont, Texas Is Serving an Opportunity? Could it be that God is teaching or molding me into a servant? Most of us don’t really want to serve. Rather we like being served. I find myself in the position […]

Title Page of the New Testament

On Good Friday, April 18 at 8 PM Please join me for Calder Baptist’s – Beaumont, Texas 1005 N. Eleventh Street Service of Darkness Every year our pastor, Jim Fuller, Ph.D., presents a monologue from a character’s viewpoint of the crucifixion. It is truly one of the most meaningful Christian services I’ve ever attended. It […]

Title Page of the New Testament

Maundy Thursday Anticipation of a New Day   Maundy Thursday (also known as Holy Thursday, Covenant Thursday, Great and Holy Thursday, Sheer Thursday and Thursday of Mysteries) is the Christian feast, or holy day, falling on the Thursday before Easter. It commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles as described in the Canonical gospels.[1] It is the fifth day of Holy Week, and is preceded by Holy Wednesday and followed by Good Friday.[2] Has […]

Linda Newton siting in white rocker holding a cup

A Guest Post From Linda Newton Here is a powerful letter I received from a very articulate woman after she viewed our “Forgive and Forget?” video from Answers From Mom and Dad.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4u4B0gGbhxI Her comments are amazing and insightful, not to mention very helpful. Thanks, Nancy, for sharing this. Hello Linda, I was blessed to attend a retreat […]

Hosana against green background and palm leaves

They took palm branches and went out to meet him shouting, “Hosana!” John 12:13 NIV. This Sunday is Palm Sunday for Christians the world over. Children will carry palm branches down church aisles commemorating the palms that were laid at the feet of Christ as he entered the city prior to his crucifixion. Easter is […]

Sisters in Kenya

Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? This week we acknowledged the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. Why is it necessary that we have  an Act? Because we can’t all get along. We remain judgmental, prejudicial, and downright mean even 2000 years after we were taught by the Greatest Teacher who ever lived […]

Schnaizer in chair on green blanket

His Presence  by Laurie Harris   I walked into the room and said There you are my sweet sweetie and adorable you. I was talking to my little chocolate companion Malia, my four-year-old schnauzer That’s right, I talk to my do . . . smile . . . don’t you?   Her presence brings me […]

Laurie's Pear Tree blossoms

Spring is God’s way of saying, “One more time.” – Robert Orben

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