Mornings with Jim & Lynette

We Celebrate Freedom

Posted By: Lynette Morgan · 7/2/2013 10:00:00 AM

Wanna know one of my simple joys? Flipping the calendar in the studio to a new month. WOW! It’s hard to believe it is already July. Can’t beat the beautiful weather over the long Canada Day weekend and it looks like it will continue through the Fourth of July.

We are so fortunate to be able to celebrate FREEDOM across the United States and Canada! So many FREEDOMS… even when some of those freedoms do not line up with God’s principles, like the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent rejection of the Defense of Marriage Act. Do you ever, like me, get discouraged and frustrated with the direction of the leadership in our countries are moving? Are you ever fearful for our future and the futures our children and grandchildren? I have been, but I draw great comfort in knowing that no matter what happens OUR God is in control! He has ...

Hide the Camels

Posted By: Lynette Morgan · 5/21/2013 2:00:00 PM

As you read this, I’m busy getting caught up on work and packing for the PRAISE May Israel Trip. Forty-eight PRAISE listeners will be doing the same, as we eagerly anticipate being where Jesus walked, taught and lived.

Somehow, this trip has me MORE excited than the first one. I think what I’ve already seen and experienced makes that true. I can’t wait to share that joy and emotion with the many others going for the first time. Have you experienced that in your own life? Perhaps you’re excited for your kids or friends knowing that what they’re heading out to do will be life-changing. I can’t wait to see the faces of others traveling with me when they see Jerusalem for the first time, walk the Via Dolorosa or step into the River Jordan.

I think God feels that way about us. He already knows how wonderful our future ...

A Mother’s Love

Posted By: Jim Bouma · 5/7/2013 4:30:00 PM

This Sunday is Mother’s Day, a day set aside to say “Thanks!” for the bazillion things moms do for us. A one day celebration seems lacking considering all we should be thankful for!  

Does your mom live nearby or are you separated by distance? Perhaps the most amazing thing about a mom is that even when she’s not close by, most of us ‘feel’ our mother’s love for us, as if she is right beside us.  

For the last 16 years, my mother lived just down the street. I had the joy of spending time with her in her later years.  This year though, I won’t be buying her a gift. She went home to our Heavenly Father on New Year’s Eve.   But, I have to say, I can still feel her love in spite of the separation.  And that’s all it is, a short time of separation ...

Tulips or Snow?

Posted By: Lynette Morgan · 3/7/2013 10:00:00 AM

I LOVE SNOW! Last fall, weather forecasts predicted a very cold winter and a HUGE snow storm. I could hardly wait! I raced to the store, stocked up on food, settled into my warm, cozy house and waited… and waited some more, but sadly no big snow that day or all winter.

Now, glimpses of spring are popping up all over my garden and I’m hoping it DOESN’T snow so my baby tulips won’t be damaged while waking from this gentle winter. Whether it’s tulips or snow that I’m hoping for, God is teaching me contentment; to enjoy each season I’m in instead of going overboard with planning for something in the distant future that may or may not happen.

So, instead of wishing for snow… again… I’ll smile when I walk along my sidewalk, see my baby tulips coming to life and remember God always gives me what I ...

Has There Been Some Pruning In Your Life Recently?

Posted By: Jim Bouma · 2/19/2013 3:20:00 PM

Is spring really here or is today’s sunshine just a tease of things to come? I don’t know the answer to that question, but my roses seem to. My wife, Sharon, always tells me it’s time to prune the roses on President’s Day. Well, yesterday I headed out to prune our roses and discovered I may be too late!  They seem to think most of winter is over.

You know, in some ways we really are like roses. Pretty in place, yet able to inflict pain on those who come in contact with our thorns. Left un-pruned, we grow wild and out of control. When pruned, we become the visual representation of love, just like a beautiful red rose. Through God’s loving pruning and the wisdom of His Word, we can go from wild and out of control to become the visual representation of God’s love to those around us. Has ...

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