Category Archives: Thoughts from the Station

Why Minister Children?

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14) It is reported that Moody once displayed two lit candles, one tall and the … Continue reading

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“The Very Last First Time”

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.  My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.” (Psalm 28:7) “The Very Last First Time” — this … Continue reading

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Just be a Friend like Jesus

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14) This past week in Children’s Church, we read the story about Zacchaeus– it seems … Continue reading

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The How-To Book

This afternoon, as I was sitting in a waiting room for a doctor’s check-up, another mom-to-be sitting across from me pulled out a book and started reading.  The title of the book caught my eye….”How to be an American Housewife.”  … Continue reading

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Family and Faith

Have you ever thought of your family as your own ‘small group’ or ‘point group’?  Do you have prayer time, worship time, read the Bible, or spend time talking about God together?  I started reading a book recently that challenged … Continue reading

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Passionately Following Christ

For those of you who know anything about me, I love to be outside.  I could be running, walking, just sitting and reading, or playing with my kids at the park, but I love to spend time outdoors.  Over the … Continue reading

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Looking for Lonely Places

My day started off pretty normal, but when my youngest daughter decided she didn’t want to nap, I decided to bake some cookies with her….that’s when it all went downhill!  She loves doing the ‘dumping’ and ‘stirring’ of the ingredients, … Continue reading

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Hello, my name is Martha!

So, after my husband was away for four days last week, I was excited to have him home, and hoped that he would appreciate the cleaning, cooking, and other things I had done around the house, in addition to caring … Continue reading

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Mom, Wife, Enabler?!

A couple months ago, I had the rare opportunity to attend an event with my husband about something he is quite passionate about through his work and ministry.  Throughout the night, as my husband was networking and talking in depth … Continue reading

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Holiday Expectations

“Let’s have a feast and celebrate.” ~ Luke 15:23 As I was cooking my turkey yesterday, I was thinking about how I want to celebrate different holidays with my family, what I hope they will remember, and what I hope … Continue reading

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