We are navigating these tricky waters of growing up, of fighting for independence while still being so very dependent.
Something magical happened yesterday when we all loaded into the van to run errands. I had a Thrilling Revelation.
She’s my best girl and I’m her favorite mommy, and yesterday, with her backpack on her back and her tummy a little fluttery, she told me she was too big to hold my hand. I took it with good grace, I guess. We were walking into her new school to meet her new teacher and […]
Obedience in one area, and how it relates to my life as a whole. If I’m not following God’s path for me in one area, it can totally derail everything else. I love to read several books at a time, but if I get too many going I start to panic and then all I […]
Happy Birthday, Pooka. Mama loves you forever.
I sat on the floor, surrounded by tissue paper, slowly unwrapping ornaments. So many ornaments. We don’t have a designer tree and the decorations aren’t placed with geometrical precision. No professional decorator would allow a fun foam penguin that is missing an eye to hang on her tree. At least two of our ornaments are […]
1. It is so refreshing to spend time with friends who love the Lord. Today the kids and I went to the zoo with one of the ladies from our church, and it was just such a delightful time. I guess maybe I appreciated the adult company more than I normally would, since I have […]
God brought me to Bible College 15 years ago this summer. That’s almost half of my life ago. I was eighteen and I was ready to take on the world. God laughed at my pride and my puffed-up ideas about myself, and the first time I climbed up in my bunk bed as a college […]
I would wake up in the morning there, at Grandma and Grandpa’s house, and tiptoe down the orange-carpeted stairs and into the bathroom. The tiny hexagonal tiles on the bathroom floor were mesmerizing to me in my early-morning sleepiness. The house smelled like coffee. Grandpa would be there sipping his, always up early, with a […]
When I was two years old, God gave me a best friend. I didn’t know it at the time. In fact, as the years went by I was quite sure that God had given me an enemy, an irritant, a frustrator-of-plans, a tattle-tale. Our games, begun so peacefully, tended to end with upended game boards […]