Have you ever read the story of Samson in the Bible? Even the parts that don’t make it into a Sunday School lesson? It’s rather appalling. I recently read through it, and there were some details in there I hadn’t noticed before. Or perhaps they were just so terrible I had conveniently forgotten … [Read more...] about Samson, Children & Rest in Him
A twelve day course. This will be a piece of cake. He won’t even be away for two weeks, I thought to myself. We knew when my husband transitioned to his current career as a military chaplain that he would spend at least six months of his first two years away from home... and then have the … [Read more...] about Your Will Be Done
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’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