I learn a lot when I scan obituaries. I’m not talking about tributes to celebrities. Rather, these quick biographies belong to those with whom we interact and encounter in the daily rhythms of life. Sometimes, they inspire me to be a better version of myself; a more accurate image bearer of my Creator as I learn […]
(This post was written a few years ago. It’s amazing to look back and see that God’s hand was indeed at work through that season.)It’s been a season of waiting. I’m accustomed to living simply but it seems that any source of Earthly comfort is being taken away. Medical concerns have drained us financially and […]
I am not pregnant! Let’s get that out of the way first. Having a child at 51 years old is not on my bucket list. The title of my post comes from my mantra, “That (insert any unexpected child rearing moment of perplexity) wasn’t in the book!” The book of course is the popular, What […]
Now, what?” I asked myself a few months ago. After years, consisting of very long days, of family struggles with mental and medical conditions, the season began to change. At first, I dared not believe it. So many times, there had been brief glimpses of light as we forged through the darkness. But, those moments […]
As my son settled himself into the car seat next to me, his face told me what I had hoped wasn’t a reality. His friend had moved away. Without notice. My heart sank. For him. For Matt. And for me. You see, my youngest, is in middle school. It’s a season of so many changes: […]
Every year, the pastor of our church brings the humorous, yet truthful, reminder that our home nativity scenes should not include the wisemen until after Christmas.