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Will You Go Out With Me?

Will You Go Out With Me?

Can I just say that I am terribly unprepared to be a parent to teenagers? I’m fumbling constantly, falling down as I traverse this road of parenting. I am the very last person to offer advice to anyone. SO for the record, this little blog […]

my holy week prayer.

my holy week prayer.

Father, This morning, as I face myself in the light of Your Word, I tremble at the truth of my own sin and failings. And I rejoice ever more at Your great grace and the stark, broken beauty of Your sacrifice. The ultimate sacrifice. I […]

A Christmas Prayer When the World Seems Dark

A Christmas Prayer When the World Seems Dark

Father, Thank you for this blessed season, when we celebrate the Word become flesh. But lately, there’s this painful contrast…a darkness pervading the twinkling glow of gaily strung Christmas lights. I have to be honest, sometimes it seems like the darkness is winning. And I’m trying. I’m […]

These Hands

These Hands

I hold her hand. And there is a beauty in this simple act because she wasn’t one to let me hold it before. Oh, she loved me, and I knew it. But she buried her love in doing. She shuffled back and forth between stove and table, […]

Stumbles and Bruises

Stumbles and Bruises

“No, Joy.” My voice was calm but firm…and quickly losing its calm. This child. This sweet surprise. Blonde curls and blue eyes snapping with humor and spunk. She was gonna be the death of me. I’d told her a dozen times to stop playing on […]

Road to Damascus

Road to Damascus

In the book of Acts, chapters 6 and 7 tell of a man named Stephen. Heard of him? He was a God-fearing man who faced persecution and death with courage and grace. Gave all for the cause of Christ. The end of Acts 7 records […]