Words every kid needs to hear

By |2018-03-02T16:40:32-06:00March 7th, 2014|

My son, my youngest child, turned 18 yesterday. By some definitions, an adult. A letter from the Selective Service showed up in today’s mail. (Gulp). I will always be his mother, and he will continue [...]

Let’s go on an ADVENTure!

By |2018-03-02T16:40:55-06:00December 1st, 2013|

The smell of cinnamon assaults anyone who wanders into my kitchen today, as my Christmas baking has begun. Christmas music plays, and I bake. It's an annual tradition. Earlier this afternoon, the counter was crowded [...]

The Repercussions of Neglect

By |2018-03-02T16:41:16-06:00May 11th, 2013|

The timing of a recent trip was perfect, and imperfect. I left feeling weary, overwhelmed by nasty weather and too much work, my Midwestern world persistently clinging to winter. Everything was brown and soggy, buds [...]

Deeply Loved Lent study

By |2018-03-02T16:41:42-06:00February 13th, 2013|

Today, Ash Wednesday, opens Lent: a season of reflection, of redirecting our attention away from our appetites. But what are we directing our attention toward? If we only focus on the pleasures or indulgences we [...]

What new thing is God doing?

By |2018-03-02T16:42:06-06:00January 29th, 2013|

The new year ushers in a desire for change, for a revamping--of habits, decor, ideas. So it's fitting, right? A new look for the blog: I'd love to hear what you think. And a new [...]

Spiritual loneliness

By |2018-03-02T16:42:24-06:00January 3rd, 2013|

Our world, wired, connected--full of countless ways to communicate instantly. I can Skype with someone across the globe, text to someone thousands of miles away, instant message, well, instantly. In some ways, we can fool [...]

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