Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee;
and before thou camest forth out of the womb
I sanctified thee. . . .
— Jeremiah 1:5
In the 1960s, the ninth child of family friends of ours was born in central Nebraska. He was seven weeks premature.
That same month, President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy lost a newborn son to underdeveloped lungs.…
The thief cometh not,
but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy:
I am come that they might have life,
and that they might have it more abundantly.
— John 10:10
He is one of the most prominent people in Omaha. He is our county treasurer. Before that, he was our deputy chief of police.
And said, O man greatly beloved, fear not:
peace be unto thee, be strong, yea, be strong.
— Daniel 10:19
Here’s a way that a good teacher shows kids why bullying is so bad. She has each child take a clean piece of white paper . . . and crumple it, stamp on it, smudge it, and crush it into a little ball.
Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest?
Behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields;
for they are white already to harvest.
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night . . . the heavens shall pass away with a great noise,
(F)or he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
— Hebrews 13:5b
Our daughter and I drove from Omaha to Waco, Texas, for her college orientation at Baylor University. It was a road trip to remember.
You need to know one thing: the university is not called “Baylor.” Once you get there, you realize that it’s actually “B-eye-lor.” And if you’re a mom,