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 […]
His brother is in Omaha this week, getting royally spoiled by my parents. Without a constant companion, Bubs isn’t sure what to do with himself. Art and I aren’t very good at Legos, you know. And Squeezy mostly just likes to steal them for a little choking opportunity snack. He’s been reading a lot. About […]