TeacherMom with Jan Allbritton We celebrated my dad’s 80th birthday Sunday afternoon with most of the out of town family and friends in attendance. I look at my dad and mom, and I see a lot of wisdom. I can distinctly remember when my grandparents died, and I told Mom and Dad that they were ...

God’s “phone number” is JER. 33:03.  It says, “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” There may be times you do not think God cares about you or wants to have anything to do with you.  That is the furthest thing from ...

In God’s Bible it says in 2 Corinthians 4: 8-9, “We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.” You and others you know are struggling with hardships in your life and the life of your loved ones. There ...

Tina Trout Terrell and Christie Trout Stephens “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren todwell together in unity.” – Psalm 133:1. The car was packed down with 4 suitcases (Mike over packed, not me), three toy bags with the favorites of each kid, pillows, blankets, and snacks. This was our first real ...

Jan Allbritton Pastor Andy made a comment in his sermon that really stuck with me. He said that the most open door should be that of the church. Folks should feel welcome there, and we should offer love, acceptance, forgiveness, and redemption. Do we? Do we as the church do that? I believe that the ...

We try to build a lot of things during our lives.  We build things for our house, loved ones, ourselves and others.  We also try to build healthy relationships and families.  But by ourselves, in our own strength, we cannot do it. God’s word says in Psalm 127:1, “Unless the Lord builds the house (home, ...

Teacher Mom with Jan Allbritton ALife is always an adventure at our house. Monday morning I get up and look out the front window. I see Baby getting kinda close to the road. I holler at her, and she starts back, and then she stops. I then hear what she is hearing,…a dog yelling like ...

Tina Trout Terrell and Christie Trout Stephens “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”  — Ephesians 2:10. The last week of school was packed with all kinds of exciting activities for my kids. Getting them up and going wasn’t ...

Jan Allbritton After a couple of days with no eggs, I decided that I should check the nest mid-afternoon. I went out to the henhouse and stepped up on the roost so that I could see into the nest. As I leaned toward the nest, something gray appeared to fly away from the nest. At ...

Father’s are very special people.  It is tough being a godly, loving and supportive father in today’s world.  God’s Bible says, “And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.” As fathers, God has blessed us with children so we can point ...