Author: Kerry Rohman

Kerry lives in central Illinois with Jake, her husband of five years, and 3 year-old-daughter Ava. She enjoys homeschooling Ava and working part-time as a speech language pathologist. You can find her gardening or running in her spare time. She is in the process of writing children's books. Kerry attends the Vineyard Church in Peoria and is on staff at the Greater Peoria House of Prayer. She prays that you are strengthened and encouraged by the articles on lambchow.com.
Jesus Says Rest

Jesus Says Rest

Encouragment, Jesus Says
By Kerry Rohman My daughter Ava turned 6 years old this week.  The main event of her unicorn themed birthday party was a combination bounce house and water slide. My husband Jake and I played referee to over 20 kids that were bouncing and going down the slide. To manage this we formed lines and allowed only 5-6 eager kids in at a time to help prevent any emergency room visits. Well, I am happy to say that during the three-hour party, there was only one bloody nose and tons of fun. I would definitely not describe the party as “restful”. After the last table was put away, I was more than ready to put my feet up and relax. If you ask someone “How are you doing?” It’s not uncommon to hear something like “busy, but good.” Rarely do we hear “rested.”  Is saying “rested” just an awkward an
Jesus Says Love All

Jesus Says Love All

Encouragment
By Kerry Rohman - As an adult, removing myself from chaos sounds peaceful and relaxing. As a child, however, I thought this time of sitting out was boring, seemed like an eternity, and well, absolutely terrible. Like mother, like daughter.  This week, my five-year-old daughter, Ava, had to experience the ever-dreaded TIME OUT. Her Legos, Barbies, and Shopkins would not magically clean up themselves as she hoped. Moping around and complaining didn’t work either to get her out of her job. Right when I sent Ava to the brown owl beanbag, tears started flowing down her face, and then came the phrase, “You don’t love me anymore!” Whether she was trying to be manipulative is not the point. The point is that I had a choice to make. And, in this moment of childish rebellion and stinging words, I
ABCs of Faith – United Faith

ABCs of Faith – United Faith

Encouragment
Dale - This morning as I prepare Kerry's article for publication my thoughts and prayers are with the victims, family, friends, and community of the church shooting in Sutherland Springs Texas. By Kerry Rohman Last week as I was teaching at a local homeschool co-op I asked a group of kindergarteners what war we were learning about.  One 5-year-old boy proudly and quickly replied: “the silver war”.  I chuckled at his response and said “That’s right! The Civil War” (emphasizing “civil” to gently correct his mispronunciation).  Okay, next question.  “Who was the president during the CIVIL war?” “Oh!! I know!! I know!!”, they shouted. “Abraham Lincoln! Abraham Lincoln!!” What a smart class! They must have a good teacher! If I had to pick my favorite President of the United States eve
ABCs of Faith – Persevering Faith

ABCs of Faith – Persevering Faith

Encouragment
Please welcome today's guest author Kerry Rohman. The season of detasseling has come and gone. If you live in the Corn Belt (midwestern part of the United States), you’ve at least heard the term. The youngsters that take on this feat describe it as “hard work”, “hot”, “early mornings” and  “lots of walking”. Pretty descriptive, right? For those who don’t know about detasseling. This seasonal job entails removing the tassel (the pollen-producing flower) from the top of the corn as pollination control for seed corn.  If you’ve ever seen a cornfield, you know there are lots of rows! Throughout the 3-4 week detasseling season thousands of acres are walked row by row in the July heat. If detasseling was easy, there would be lines of youngsters signing up for this summer job and the
Guest Post by Kerry: Praying With Expectation

Guest Post by Kerry: Praying With Expectation

Encouragment, Guest Blog
Dale invited me to contribute to Lambchow awhile ago, and honestly, I didn't have the boldness to do so. I was not even sure what I should write about. He had recently given a ministry update, which included how readers could pray for Lambchow. Amongst other prayers, he requested, "pray for folks to take the bold step of letting their voices be heard through writing." Thanks for the prayers, because I felt an increase in courage and boldness this past week. I started sensing the Lord wanting me to share this story about Ava, my 3-year-old daughter,  praying with expectation. A few days later I attended church, in which we are in a series called Following Jesus in Prayer. The sermon that day was titled "What Can We Expect When We Pray"? Well, that was confirmation to me that the Lord was nu