Socks breed in my house. I find them everywhere. Crumpled up, scrunched up balls of worn and sad behind bathroom doors, under couches, in front of televisions. Socks, socks, Everywhere! Sometimes I pick them up unthinkingly and without notice. Sometimes I pick them up, left eye twitching, nostrils flared, fingers pinching and flared in my… Read More Socks are Not Just Socks
Is it ok to admit there are parts of the Bible that discourage me? Because when I look at the reality and balance of my own life and compare it to some of the hopes and dreams God has for me in the Bible, I get discouraged. Discouraged at the disconnect between my everyday and… Read More The Freedom in Fruitfulness
At this time of year where the pressure to love and be loved is all around us, we have one of three choices. Embrace, ignore, or boycott. Valentines Day is a polarizing holiday. People either love the idea of celebrating love or hate the idea of expressing love being forced on them. “Why not celebrate… Read More Love that Remains
Those surface issues of health, time spent, dependence on the material rather than God, all of these reflect things that are going on inside me at a deep and spiritual level.
And I try so hard. I want to be different. So I resolve and I read and I pray and I do alright and I think I have it all figured out and then…
My vision blurs and I fall off course. … Read More What Gets in Your Face?
If you were to look under my couch right now, you’d see nothing. No Lego, no dust bunnies, no dried orange peels where my son has stashed them. Because today was one of those days where I seemed to see all the out-of-the-way dirty places in my house. And I attacked! With a frenzy that… Read More Cleaning the Unseen Places
It seems like I spend the majority of my day navigating my kids through daily life. The do’s and don’ts of what should go in your mouth, your hair, the toilet. How to interact with strangers, friends, teachers, adults and other kids. How to and how not to interact with their world. There’s so much… Read More 5 Things I've learned about Prayer from my Kids