I’ve Been Keeping Something From You (Again)

A few years ago, we bought a house. A beautiful house. I thought my son would learn to shave in the bathroom of that house. I thought my daughter would walk down our stairs dressed to the nines for a first date or dance. I thought we’d wave our kids good-bye from that front porch […]

Summer Read & Do List

OK. So, I wanted to make a This-Is-What-We’re-Doing-This-Summer List for you. Then, I kinda wanted to do a Summer Reading List, too. But, neither list was as wonderfully list-y as I wanted it to be. Instead, I’m combining them into a Summer Read and Do List. Alternately titled, “I Felt Like Writing a List and […]

The Warrior Poet

My son graduated from Kindergarten last week. Graduated. From Kindergarten. Well, he didn’t quite make the graduation because he had a fever but still. That first year of school. The first lunchbox. The first backpack. It’s all over. When we filled out his application for our hybrid-homeschool, they wanted to know about Asa’s strengths. I […]

The *Little* Commission

Easter Sunday has come and gone but with Spring breezes and beautiful flowers all around, I cannot stop thinking about the huge excitement of the Resurrection. It’s everywhere–in the new grass, the new blooms, the new life of Spring! After Jesus came back to life, He appeared to His disciples only a few times. It […]

Well-worn Prayers

I’m not a super-spiritual prayer warrior who crafts elaborate and dynamic prayers. I haven’t discovered a secret formula of getting my prayers answered. In fact, some days I say to God, “I do not know how to pray about this.” I don’t want to demand something from God but at the same time, I don’t want to tiptoe around a […]

Becoming a Spiritually Healthy Family

You know what I love about God? OK, there are a lot of things, but one thing I like is that He is always using word pictures and symbols. God describes himself as a bird that will hide us under his wings, he tells us His Word is like snow, our sins are scarlet and […]

God’s Love Family Devotions

I’m over at Missional Women today with a FREE download and five days of God’s love/Love Each Other/Valentine’s Day devotional family time ideas. Go on over and get it today! ps: Hang on to your Easter bonnets because Lent begins on Wednesday and I’ve got all kinds of great Easter, Sense of the Resurrection, Jesus […]