For the past 21 years, I have been a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom of 5 kids. One by one, as they entered the high school years, they went off to public school... and now it is time to send my two youngest (twins) off for their adventure into high school. What has defined me, guided my days and … [Read more...] about Hope and a Future
It was early on a damp, cool spring morning. As I walked along I thought about how the weather fit my mood. A full calendar of commitments, some of which were last minute additions made the days ahead look rather large. A quick glance at the morning headlines confirmed that nothing on the world … [Read more...] about Who Do You Say That I Am?
Have you ever felt like you were waiting for the other shoe to drop? Those days when, as soon as your feet hit the ground, everything starts slipping sideways. Sometimes for me it's small, seemingly inconsequential things like socks that surely must have been eaten by the washing machine... items … [Read more...] about The Space In Between
I sit at my desk in the early morning, sipping my tea,Staring at the beauty of a stained glass window.I look up at the smaller work of art above it.Surrounded by beauty. ExceptRight at eye levelA small broken holeA flaw. Ages ago I knelt at the crossConfessing I was a sinnerAsking Christ into … [Read more...] about Perspective
The evening sun shines like shimmery gold on the river tonight. Peaceful and warm. Serenity for the soul. For my soul. My paddle dips easily in the quiet pewter river that lays like a sheet of glass. An osprey takes wing from a tall evergreen, crying out to his partner to join in the search for … [Read more...] about Daughter, I’m Here
I’m walking tonight and listening. To the cardinals song, the chickadees singing, and the gentle breeze. It caresses my hair. The sun is hiding behind a few dark clouds, but it’s there, I see a tiny shimmer on the river. Peaceful. Until a big red smelly dump truck interrupts it all, … [Read more...] about Walking With Hope