Obedience. The word, to me, can have heavy connotations. I think of obedience school, for dogs. Of authoritarian, official, rules that must be followed to be protected from punishment. As someone who follows Jesus, though, it also carries a freedom that others may not understand. It's a covering; a protection from things that would harm … Continue reading Are You Willing to Run?
In the day and age of cell phones, busy schedules and so much on-the-go, old fashioned visiting and having company over has really fallen by the wayside. It wasn't that long ago that days "out" consisted of spending afternoons at the neighbors' or visiting on porches in the summer: now everyone is cocooned in their … Continue reading Hospitality and Children
When putting away the Christmas clutter decorations, I wrote a letter to pack along with them and open next December. I know it will be new again, and I won't remember writing it, because I wrote a grocery list last week and I didn't remember anything on that by the time I get to the … Continue reading A Letter to Myself
*Disclaimer: If you are high on life and thankful for everything from the newspaper boy to the cutlery in your kitchen, then this post isn't for you.* I'll never forget my first thanksgiving as a newly married wife. We had just moved to the Far North (make fun if you want, but it is nearly … Continue reading You Don’t Have to be Thankful
Well, it's been two weeks and two days since we lost our baby. I can't believe the outpouring of love and support that I've felt from friends, far and wide. I also can't believe how many people have been touched by the loss of a miscarriage. One in four pregnancies end this way. I even … Continue reading Love heals.
It just does. As surely as there's life, there's death. They go hand in hand. I knew I was expecting three days before my period was even due. When you do natural family planning, you kinda know. It was so crazy: I ovulated twice in one month which completely came as a surprise. We were ready … Continue reading Life hurts.