Bible App

I am a big fan of the Bible app from You Version on my phone and iPad. I use it for taking sermon notes, my quiet times, and general Bible reading. I have also used some of their reading plans. It is great to always has the Word of God with me wherever I am.

One of the best features the app added is creating pics from scripture verses. I love being able make them from various verses I read in the Bible or during my quiet times.  I use verses that really speak to me, and I am able to share them on social media.

Here are a few of my favorites. You can see more on my Instagram feed.


The love of the Father is always with us.


Blog Article

This past summer I was able to connect with the Rebecca Keliher the founder of HEDUA at the Virginia homeschool convention. My girls used their planners, and they are designed by homeschoolers for homeschoolers. I also started using their wall calendar and the family planner this year. I really enjoying using their items and they are laid out perfectly for homeschoolers.

Rebecca and I started talking about blogging, adoption, and our family’s ministry. She was very interested what our family does and asked me to send the links to our ministry.  She forwarded my info to her blog people, and they asked me to write an article on how to help teens have a quiet time.  I was very excited to write for them, and with the help with my hubby to edit my article – we sent it off.  I was not sure when it would be posted.

Yesterday, I received notification from twitter that it had been posted here. I was excited to have my first article in a more public forum. It has been viewed many times, and I do hope it is an encouragement to parents and teens.

Changes are a coming….

Things are busy in the Dear Family. Changes moving around in AbideWithHim world. I am working on changing up my blog and moving to another blog platform. I have secured a new website It is up, but not much going on there yet. I am wanting to focus on a few things such at homeschooling, adoption and living with special needs child, and life in the ministry.

I hope to up and completely running soon. So hang in there with me.

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He Knows My Name

Today during my quiet time I was struck by Psalm 139. I know many of you know this chapter, and it is very popular to quote and memorize. Have you really thought about it though?  He knows EVERYTHING about you.  He knows everything thought whether good or bad. He knows when we need anything. He knows where we are physically and spiritually.   We cannot escape the reach of our Holy Father! How amazing it is when you think of Him intimately know us from when we were created.

Take comfort in knowing – HE KNOWS YOU!!

Psalm 139 NLT
 O  Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me.
You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.
You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do.
You know what I am going to say even before I say it, lord.
You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,too great for me to understand!
I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence!
If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave, you are there.
If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me,and your strength will support me.
I could ask the darkness to hide me and the light around me to become night—
But even in darkness I cannot hide from you. To you the night shines as bright as day.
Darkness and light are the same to you.
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. 
You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.
How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered!
I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me! 
O God, if only you would destroy the wicked! Get out of my life, you murderers! They blaspheme you; your enemies misuse your name.
O  lord, shouldn’t I hate those who hate you? Shouldn’t I despise those who oppose you?
Yes, I hate them with total hatred, for your enemies are my enemies.
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
Point out anything in me that offends you,and lead me along the path of everlasting life.
My prayer is that this may bring you encouragement. If you don’t know Him, seek Him while he may be found. Contact me or anyone you know that can help you know Jesus in this amazing way. He LOVES YOU!!
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Our New Ministry

Here is what we have been up to –

My husband and I have started a new ministry called AbideWithHim. It is free service that helps people have a comprehensive devotion time each morning. You receive an email early each day that takes you through the six parts of an effective quiet time, and then in the afternoon you receive a follow-up email to help you keep your focus. There is a two-minute animated video at that explains it all.

You may have seen our ministry in an article in the Newark Advocate. It is growing daily with subscribers all over the United States and multiple countries. As you may have seen in the newspaper, our eldest daughter Hannah is coming along side of us and starting AbideWithHim Teen. She is very excited about reaching out to teens and teaching them to have an effective quiet time. It is the same format as the adult, but with Hannah writing questions geared toward teens and the daily video is featuring her. Sign-ups are now open for teens and adults through this week. Check out our website to subscribe. Parents if you are interested in the version for adults, info is available at

How can you help us?

  • PRAY. The devil does not like what we are doing, and  just pray we stay focused on His task.
  • SUBSCRIBE. We are seeing great things thru this ministry. Join us.
  • TELL OTHERS. Do you know a new christian? This is a great way for them to get started in their walk with God.

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