Upon giving birth to my first child, I was determined to be “that mom”-the one whose children would never fall prey to the sneaky dangers surrounding them. The phrase “My kids would never do THAT” echoed in my mind. What is “THAT” exactly? Electrical outlets? Covered (nevermind the fact that I once found a way to […]
Help! This was not in the book!
Now, what?” I asked myself this 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 […]
Sometimes, life leaves your brain full and your mouth empty.A season of life two years ago encompassed one of those times for me. The thing is-these seasons don’t just end with a nice and tidy resolution. They don’t leave us with an instant epiphany of profound theological insight. Rather, we are left with a reminder-:spiritual, […]
It happens every year around July 5th…..As we walk into a store, the former 4th of July/Seasonal section transforms in the blink of an eye to shelves filled with notebooks, markers, crayons. Fall beckons even though the temperature bathes us in swelting heat. And the dread begins. School will begin soon. For some parents, the […]
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 […]
How do those “compassions” manifest themselves to us? In my last post, I wrote about God providing an endless supply of compassions. “We were not completely wiped out. His compassion is never limited.23 It is new every morning. His faithfulness is great.” (Lam.3:22-23, God’s Word Version) God’s compassions extend to us in many forms In May, Scott, […]