I wonder if caterpillars’ new years’ resolutions are to be the biggest and best caterpillars. They might never dream of flying. Their dreams crawl on the earth, but their Maker has a different design for them—to take them to the heavens. My goals for this year differ little from the caterpillar. … [Read more...] about Growth or Transformation?
Women are incredible. We are wives, mothers, daughters, sisters, volunteers, employees, business owners, students, friends… just a never-ending list of roles, relationships, and responsibilities. I am constantly amazed at how the women in my life are able to juggle all these and to love on their … [Read more...] about Stop the Competition
This article is part of a larger series on The Peace Prayer of St. Francis. You can read other entries here: Where There is Hatred, Let Me Sow Love An Instrument of PeaceWhere There is Doubt, Let Me Sow Faith I have this friend who is extremely active. Every day she’s clocking in a good hour … [Read more...] about Where There is Darkness, Let Me Sow Light.
Our six year-old Keurig coffee machine was making a groaning noise whenever we used it. I imagined it muttering as the coffee spewed out, “Not another cup of coffee! When was the last time you cleaned me?” The groaning noise grated our nerves enough to sideline the machine and buy a newer … [Read more...] about The Strong Button
I tend to do a lot of things quickly. This habit has its perks in my current phase of life - it keeps booboos kissed, sunscreen applied, and diapers changed all in record time. In one area though, this habit of doing things speedily does not serve me well. It has caused me endless anxiety, … [Read more...] about No Offence
Yesterday I drove to the beach. It was mid afternoon and the rain had just stopped, though the sky was still heavy and grey with low-hanging clouds. The air was warm and sweet, and the sand damp beneath my toes. I plopped myself down onto a rock and watched the water roll in and out. Small waves … [Read more...] about Tides of Intimacy With God