August came gently, with cooler evenings and mornings to balance the hot afternoons. My longing for Autumn began to grow into an ache as a few leaves turned bright red in the tops of young trees in our yard. Vibrant and teasing of what is to come. (And unusually early!) The busy of the school … More The Silver Mist
Change, it is a-happening around here. My oldest, my firstborn, my suddenly taller-than-me man-child who made me a mama is a Senior in high school. A SENIOR. He was on my hip with a blankie in hand just five minutes ago. Add to that the preparations for the homeschool year of my younger four, (I … More Into a New Season
How much of our life and energy is spent trying to prevent something “bad” from happening? God showed me something today that I want to share with you. In Luke 22:31-32, Jesus has a pointed conversation with Simon Peter. Just off the heels of the institution of the Lord’s Supper and the argument among the … More The Tumble and the Turning
As you may know, I am a huge fan of Sally Clarkson. I wrote all about her in this post. She has written several books that have changed the way I live and her podcast is on constant play when I am in my car. For the past month I have had the pleasure of being … More Excitement!
Late one evening, while driving home from a banquet that had been held to celebrate the end of the latest basketball season, I heard a voice pipe up from the nether-regions of my dark and messy Explorer: “I didn’t get to eat.” I forced my face to stay forward, eyes on the road, while I … More The Forgotten Feast
One of the deepest longings of every human heart is to be known. So often we walk through seasons of loneliness, where we feel as if no one notices us…we could splat face-down on the sidewalk and the whole busy world would just keep walking, never turning to lend a hand or even gasp at … More Understanding.
As a now “older mom” among many of my friends, I found myself in an odd and often lonely season of motherhood. It is so easy to make friends when our kids are little. Playdates at the park or story times at the library are the perfect conditions for forming friendships around the common experience … More If You Lack a Mentor: In Gratitude to Sally Clarkson
In Luke 8, Jesus is surrounded by a crowd of people who want to see him, touch him, and be healed by him. Word had gotten out about the miracles being performed by him and curiosity runs rampant throughout the cities and villages through which he travels. He shares parables, one about the Sower, another … More When you have Christ’s full attention.
My everyday tasks are made more simple when decisions are straightforward. … More Less is…less.
I knew He would do it. He always does. Every year I look for it. In songs, in books, in billboards even. I wonder if I am grasping at straws or just making it up. Is it a product of my imagination? How will I know when it is the one and not something my … More The Word for 2018