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.
“Earth’s crammed with heaven, and every common bush afire with God. But only he who sees takes off his shoes; The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning Aurora Leigh, Book 7, 1857 “
Four years ago, I wrote a post about the struggle I experienced as I acknowledged that my oldest child was about to enter high school. http://stephaniejthompson.com/2012/07/13/as-my-child-grows-i-am-learning-to-surrender-control/ Disappointment surfaced as I began to realize that all of the dreams I had for him before he graduated from high school may not come to fruition… at least not […]
I love the connection between those whose lives are revealed in scripture and those of us walking the Earth today. Although I’ve read the ancient stories many times, the narratives of certain characters pop out at me during certain times in my life. Their humanity-the raw, imperfect, struggle for control, connects with me. As does their […]