Tankini

Last week I went shopping for my daughters and “SHAMEFUL” is the only word I can think of that describes how I felt. We were looking for modest bathing suits and mostly what we found were seductive, sheer, itty-bitty scant pieces of material called bathing suits. The girls wanted me to look at the tankinis, a modest top with board short style bottoms.  Well that was a joke in the many rows of these skimpy bikinis we found a few. “Oh my” how are we to teach our daughters modesty when are whole world is consumed with exposing flesh? Look at the picture I posted with women covered up. Even to me it looks bizarre. It’s like the toad in boiling water. You put it in cold water and slowly turn it up and the toad doesn’t realize death is coming soon. How clever the enemy...

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Saying Good-bye

As a daughter, wife, and mother the words “good bye” flow through our lips daily. I have said “Good-bye” many times not even thinking there might not ever be a “hello” later on. Every day as I say “Good-bye” to my husband and kids I always expect to greet them again later that day. Lately there has been many tragedies in the news, these tragedies have reminded me “Never take “Good-bye for granted.” I once said “Good-bye” to my son Joseph as I was going to camp for a week. Joseph came in our home with every bad habit imaginable. He was strong willed, defiant, and believed he was in charge. I struggled to love this boy to the point of dropping on my knees and asking God to forgive me. It...

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