You may surely eat of tree of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die. (Genesis 2:16-17) One little command. How hard could that possibly be? Look, here’s a beautiful garden full of…Continue reading God Set Us Up! Why Give a Command He Knew They Would Reject?
A while back, I asked my daughter about the Garden of Eden. She’s only 10, but she’s heard that story many times. And I wanted to see what she’d understood from the story. She got the “sin” and “consequences” part just fine. But when I pressed a bit further, things didn’t exactly go as expected.
I didn’t get along with the housekeeper very well. You’d think having a housekeeper would be great. Floors vacuumed, bathrooms cleaned, and bookshelves dusted, all while you’re out having fun. You come home, and everything’s done. Does it get any better than that? But my parents had a housekeeper for a while when I was…Continue reading Don’t Hide Your Laundry
I love watching my daughters on Christmas morning. As the youngest members of the family, Leah and Sydney usually have the job of pulling the presents out from under the tree and distributing them to the rest of the family. It’s an important responsibility. I remember the first Christmas the girls did this together. They…Continue reading A Lesson in Grace (and Humility) on Christmas Morning