Rain and rainbows are so indicative of life, aren’t they? The rainbow is there stretching before us, a symbol of goodness and hope. Yet, you have to endure the storm, and look through the raindrops to see it. … More Rainbows Through the Rain
Often I get to church feeling as though I need to skip Sunday School, walk straight up to the sanctuary, down the center aisle, and kneel at the altar to pray. Does this sound a bit dramatic? Maybe, but if you have children and you’re a church-goer, I’m betting (or maybe just hoping!) that I’m … More Children, Church and Chaos
We live in a one star short world. We live in a not quite right world. Let’s be honest, we live in a really messed up world.
And yet, a star shone over Bethlehem that winter’s night. A baby was born. … More One Star Short of A Perfect Christmas
I will turn 16, get a car, and then I’ll be free. A few more weeks of high school, and then I will move out on my own. I will graduate from college, and then I will get a good paying job and live the good life. I will work as I hard as I … More And then…My life will begin.
“Sit with me Mama,” my little boy said. He was sitting at the breakfast table having a snack and watching me hustle around the room straightening, cleaning, and just trying in general to catch up. (A lofty goal I never seem to reach.) “I’m coming baby, let me just finish these dishes first,” I replied. I … More An Invitation
Joy, happiness, excitement! This is how my babies would probably describe their afternoon activities. Dirty, messy, itchy would be my description. Some friends and neighbors were raking leaves, and of course the two E’s wanted to help. Now keep in mind, when we “help” with something it usually only adds to the work. So, we … More Joy In Leaves
Our children love to walk down our street, talk to the neighbors, look for interesting animals (such as a cat down the way that always seems to disappear the moment it hears us coming) and collect sentimental “treasures” from our nature walk. These treasures usually include dried leaves, small sticks and an assortment of rocks … More Going on a Rock Hunt