Relearning civility

For the last few weeks, the pastor at our church (let's call him M, shall we?) has been talking about topics that “no one wants to touch from the pulpit”. In short, he decided to take each week to speak on hot-button issues – at least the ones plaguing our day. He went from immigration…Read more Relearning civility

Signing out

Why do I often feel like I’m missing out when I see someone communicating in sign language, or more than one person signing? It’s literally one of those modes of communication that comes across so beautifully to me. I’m thinking that this is along the same vein of what we feel when there are certain…Read more Signing out

What everyone needs to know about taking the high road

The very thought of “taking the high road” triggers two kinds of responses. On a good day and when one doesn’t have any difficult person that immediately comes to mind, the response is easy: “Of course we should take the high road whenever possible! It’s the right thing to do.” However, for the person who…Read more What everyone needs to know about taking the high road

Not good enough, eh?

To say I’ve been stretched lately is an understatement. For some reason, I’d imagined that as my kids got older, I’d have more time to myself. I’m now learning that my expectations of “older” need to be adjusted. Yes, that is a truth that will at some point happen. As I’ve heard, there will come…Read more Not good enough, eh?

Grace, grace

The story of me: Some days I feel like a hero. And believe I am. Other days, not so much. Learning the art of hanging onto grace. For dear life.

Sappy all the way

I recall the very first time(s) I witnessed my baby smile back at me. Wow! Heart-stopping. It felt so genuine and as though it had been thought of for a long time prior to it actually happening. And it’s not as if I’d done anything especially nice to her for me to deserve it. I…Read more Sappy all the way

Not good. Not good at all.

For everything that God created, He declared it all good. Genesis 2:18 is the first time God says something is “not good”. And what was He referring to at the time? Adam’s aloneness. “It is not good for the man to be alone.” So, that was what He noted with regard to Adam. It is…Read more Not good. Not good at all.