I couldn’t believe it. I. COULD. NOT. BELIEVE. IT! The crinkle of her wrapper, the blatant slurping of her straw as she waltzed over to the garbage can. The thunk of her insubordination drumming the bottom of the metal can. THE NERVE! Right there, out in the open, for everyone to see. She was eating… Read More The Heresy of Food in the Library
My mother in law once gave me a piece of phenomenal advice. “Do something fun every day.” It was during a time when life didn’t feel very fun. Most of my day was spent in worrying about the future and processing the past. Worry for my kids (who were doing fine), worry for my husband… Read More Have You had Your Break Today?
My daughter came up to me yesterday crying because she was dissatisfied with her brother’s theology. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the first time. When my 5 year old son wants to play by himself, much to the dismay of my 4 year old daughter, he tells her that Jesus is always with her so Jesus can play… Read More Jesus is More than My Friend
An opportunity came to me yesterday and knocked the wind out of me. And not the good kind of knocked the wind out. The kind of opportunity that sends a rush of panic down my spine, widens my eyes, and I think “Oh Nelly, what next!”. The kind of opportunity that answers all sorts of questions and… Read More Misplaced Confidence in My Flesh
There never seems to be enough time, enough space, enough help, enough helping, never enough of those things we know we should do but can’t seem to find the time to do. Our culture tells us to have me time, tells us to sacrifice all for our friends or children, tells us to plug in… Read More Can We Balance Service and Self?