by Meadow Rue Merrill | Jan 9, 2019 | Faith Notes |
Sometime ago, a thoughtful friend gave me a pad of paper with a Scripture verse printed on the bottom of each page. I love it. Each time I jot down a grocery list or add up my budget, I get a jolt of encouragement, such as, “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy” Matthew 5:7. And who doesn’t need more mercy? The only problem is, I hate throwing Scripture away.
by Meadow Rue Merrill | Oct 30, 2017 | Faith Notes |
Our 4-year-old son is a chess master, winning match after match. Sitting across from his father in a cozy inn on a recent afternoon with a wooden game board between them, Ezra confidently moved his knight to capture his father’s bishop. On his subsequent turn, he deftly seized a pawn. The next to fall was a rook. Piece by piece, Ezra gleefully cleared the board, grinning triumphantly as several bystanders and I looked on. “Who’s winning?” a silver-haired man asked.
by Meadow Rue Merrill | Aug 20, 2012 | Faith Notes, Monday Meditations | What can a 1st-century, nomadic preacher teach modern moms and dads about parenting? Something I don’t do enough of: praying. Last week, I shared about enabling children to make right choices. But encouragement goes only so far. Thankfully where my wisdom and...