Weariness, Well-doing, and a Wonderful God

Sometimes I wonder if there is any point at all to the time and energy these things require. We all want to make a difference. We want to see some kind of fruit for our work.

Of Glitter and Glory

They are three little girls like stairsteps at the table across from me– 2nd grade, 1st grade, kindergarten. One set of too-big grown-up teeth, one laughably naked upper gum, one even row of baby teeth. So many changes in just a couple years. We are learning a verse together, in dramatic fashion, because all of […]

Monday Meanderings 3

Today I was walking home from Bible study, and as I walked up the hill by our church I noticed that the house behind the church had pink glowing windows. I spent a few minutes trying to figure out what would make the windows glow like that, and then I realized that it was coming […]

Of Weak Places and God My Strength

It’s raining and the hearts in my home are a mess of raw emotions– mostly anger. A contentious woman is like a continual dripping, Solomon said, and I’m sure he was right, but this morning in this house it’s all contention and the dripping outside wears away at us all. Within minutes of “Good morning,” […]

How to Pack for a Big Move with Kids

If you have kids, packing for a big move can be a daunting task. The fact that your thoughts have turned to packing tape, cardboard boxes, and bubble wrap doesn’t mean that your kids aren’t still thinking in terms of eating food, wearing clothes, and making messes. This means that you’re going to have to […]

Gifts of Grace

I’m mixing ground beef with eggs and breadcrumbs, shaping it into patties. Art’s at work, Pandora is providing a soundtrack to my early evening, and outside the wind whips and passing cars’ headlights reveal the fine snow blowing from the sky. The kids are playing hide and seek. I listen as Stinky counts to twenty, […]

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