Vision 21: Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth Demonstration Project

The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) has received a grant from the Office for Victims of Crime at the Department of Justice. VDSS’ goal is to use this program to ensure that every child entering any of Virginia’s child-serving systems is assessed for victimization, provided comprehensive and coordinated services to fully address their needs. With…

The Pursuit of Less

The pursuit of less. I have typed and retyped this line.  I started off listing monumental events and pursuits for the last three years, but, honestly, that annoyed me.  I do it.  The list of busy.  We all do it because somehow hearing it makes us feel justified in our crazy town schedule. Deep inside…

Grace Home Ministries

If you read my previous post, you’ll remember my joy at finding my old Bible–Blueprint for Living.  The following paragraph was written at that time by Bill Bright, founder and president of Campus Crusade For Christ International, in the section called, “An Invitation to Abundant Living” Christ engages in the hearts of His people.  He revolutionizes…

Rose of Sharon

A blog post from Louise Lloyd, my mother.  My mother and father have been living in the “Rose of Sharon” home with us for about nine years.  Her Rose of Sharon trees are blooming! Every morning in my quiet time, God has a bouquet of fresh flowers for me to enjoy. This morning God gave me…

Flannel Boards, Butter Cookies on Fingers, and Dixie Cups

“Lord, if it’s You,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to You on the water.” “Come,” He said.  Matthew 14:28, 29 NIV As a little girl growing up with flannel boards, flower, butter cookies, and juice in a Dixie cup, I can still feel, see, smell, remember my Jesus times at church. My growing up…

Fruit Pizza

After a trip to Carter Mountain…. My daughter Vivian asked if we could make a fruit pizza.  This is a pretty popular dish, but we had to combine recipes in order to create our pizza, and we were a tad bit innovative. If you Google Fruit Pizza you will see many options and ideas. Typically you…