23 Apr 2007

What Language Are You Speaking?

We have spent the past week in California and Mexico celebrating the marriage of son Jonathan and his bride, Christina. It has been an incredible experience meeting her family and being with their friends. Nothing thrills my heart more than hearing from others the impact our kids have had on their lives. I am also...
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15 Apr 2007

This is What I Have Lived For!

This week will begin the family celebrations of the Werner children. On Wednesday we will fly to San Diego to celebrate Jon and Christina’s marriage on April 20. On April 28 we will celebrate Lauren’s kindergarten graduation, May 5 will be the marriage of Elisabeth to Timothy Graeser, May 19 will be Andrew’s senior graduation...
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8 Apr 2007

Easter Through the Eyes of a Child

In preparation for Easter week, Matthew and I started doing the Resurrection Eggs nine days ago so we could end with the empty one on Sunday. Every day, we would read the Bible scripture and shake the egg to guess what was inside. When we did the whip, the crown of thorns, and the nails,...
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1 Apr 2007

The Week Before Easter

STOP!! BE STILL!! And BE THANKFUL!! This week is an incredible week in the life of the believer. Today begins the final week of Christ’s life leading up to the cross. Do not let the crowds and the noise take you away from the truth and meaning of what CHRIST did when He died for...
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25 Mar 2007

Enjoy the Giggle!

This week Jim and I had the privilege of keeping Lauren and Emily as Brian and Sarah went to Guatemala to visit their new baby girl. The time was wonderful but so FULL! As I sit and reflect on all that we enjoyed this week, I am so very thankful for the simple things. Their...
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18 Mar 2007

It Does Not Make Sense!

This weekend has been very difficult as Jim and I have sought to comfort a young couple at the news of their son’s death. Deven Tyree was only two. The loss is great and words do not make sense, but one thing is sure, God can be trusted. He can be trusted in pain and...
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11 Mar 2007

I Want to THRIVE!!

This weekend I finished a book called Run With the Bulls Without Getting Trampled by Tim Irwin. The purpose of the book is to outline qualities that I need to understand in order to thrive at work. I love my work. I always have. I loved the work of homeschooling and now I am enjoying...
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4 Mar 2007

Personal Declaration

As we wrapped up our final parent meeting this week, the LORD truly did a work in many hearts and lives as a result of the stories told by Mike and Jo Stroup, Tammy Hanson, and Kaley Crebs. The theme of God’s faithfulness was so evident but there was also a truth that I want...
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25 Feb 2007

Reflective Thoughts

Two powerful parent meetings marked this week. The stories that were told by Mike and Jo Stroup, Tammy Hanson, and Kaley Crebs have had a profound impact on many lives. For those who will be attending on Tuesday night, you will be blessed. This would be a great meeting to bring your spouse or a...
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19 Feb 2007

God is Faithful!

The overload has hit and you are wondering how in the world you will ever finish the rest of the school year. Who talked you into this thing called homeschooling anyway? Are there really rewards that you will reap if you just stay the course? You bet there are! I am convinced that the relationships...
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