The Pondering Mother

Mary, humble partner in Glory – a penny for your thoughts? No other character in Scripture can I recall who is identified like you by a life of pondering and treasuring moments in your heart. Perhaps no one waited in more anticipation for the birth of Jesus than you, Mary. Any mother knows the waiting … More The Pondering Mother

Sandpaper and Confetti – What I Learned This Fall

In a span of six days, our family celebrated my son’s birthday, Thanksgiving, and my birthday. It was fun! But sprinkled in like jagged scraps of sandpaper amidst the sparkly confetti of celebration, were moments where I became frustrated, grumpy, and rude to my husband and kids. One mid-celebration-week morning I was especially rough and … More Sandpaper and Confetti – What I Learned This Fall

… but He can

Seven words at the heart of the issue. You can’t do it, but He can. I was surprised when the words, ‘you can’t do it,’ left my lips headed for my kids’ ears. Surprised, first because of their contradiction to cultural messages, and second because I had not premeditated the utterance. The message we are … More … but He can