I’ve had a lot of time to consider this and there are just several things I loooove about children, many of which actually challenge me. To be sure, a number of us wish for the simpler days of childhood, and it is easy to fantasize (and even glamorize!) those days, but one thing that has…Read more Children teach Us
One man awake, Awakens another. The second awakens His next door brother. The three awake can rouse a town By turning the whole place Upside down The many awake Can cause such a fuss It finally awakens the rest of us. One man up, With dawn in his eyes Surely then Multiplies. ~ Lawrence Tribble…Read more Still sleeping?
A perfect reflection
Recently, I was greatly impacted by the reality of Jennifer Rothschild’s life. This is a gorgeous woman who, when she speaks, gives off no reason for you to think of her in any way differently. You got it; she’s a wife and a mother, but the lilt in her voice betrays an enduring youth within…Read more A perfect reflection
I had an interesting week. Earlier in it, I was listening to a live feed of someone I admire. He got to a point when he started speaking about what an idol would look like nowadays. Basically, when we think of the word “idol”, we picture some primitive people of the past (or the present…Read more Thanksgiving focus
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
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?
"So those who think they are standing need to watch out or else they may fall." 1 Corinthians 10:12 (CEB)
Sooo, I feel like a few of my friends may or may not think I’m a little on the insane side since the World Cup began. Only a few friends. Ahem. Buuut, I have gotten a bit excited about the World Cup. For real. I’ve watched some really insane games, caught one or two boring…Read more Insane fan-o-logy
Stomp it out!
For some, it manifests through sudden strange scary thoughts when they’re alone; for others it shows up as panic attacks; and for yet others, it is noticeable when the idea of interacting with others (one-on-one or in a group of whatever size) creates a feeling of near dread within. In all these cases, the people…Read more Stomp it out!
Thoughts on this?
Because I know I'm not the only one who experiences occasional thunderstorms. I realize that the following is a pretty incomplete sentence ("Life isn't ABOUT waiting for the storm to pass..."), but what do you otherwise make of it?