Category Archives: Uncategorized

But Mary Pondered…

A few years ago my daughter asked me what my favorite Christmas verse was. I hesitated in answering. Not because I didn’t know. But because it is not the typical Christmas verse. Luke 2:19 But Mary treasured up all these … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Passionate Grace

Happy Birthday Grace, though I know it’s a few days early. Amazing, intense, full of life, determined, energetic and passionate Grace. The force in which you fought for life in your early days in the NICU is now a force … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Living in Fear

I’ve spent most of my life living in fear. Real, imagined and borrowed. The real: Crouching under the bed, scrunched in the corner as far away from the drunken belt as I can be. Fear of drowning when thrown into … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, Fear, Peace, Trust, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Striving

“Quit striving” was the admonishment I received from the Lord during my sabbitical. And I’ve been pondering it since. And you might be asking why I’m pondering vs. putting into practice. It’s because I am a slow processor. And I … Continue reading

Posted in Peace, Rest, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Simple Things

It’s the simple things in life. We’ve all heard that statement. I say it often. And casually. There was a particular day however it was not so casual and the simple was profound. ┬áSevere allergies prevent me from joining in … Continue reading

Posted in Help, Hope, Joy, Prayer, Strength, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

“You Can’t”

  I remember the first time I mentioned to someone I was taking a sabbatical. Their response was, “You’re not a teacher or pastor.” My first thought was horror that I had used the word wrong. The second was, “why … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Best of Parenting and Grand-parenting

Parenting is full of emotion: Joy Sorrow Pride Worry Fullfullment Heartache The best and worst of everything But as a Christian parent the thing that is paramount is the desire to raise children who become followers and believers in Christ. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment