Thoughts from a daughter…

4am and lost in thought. Thinking of dreams unrealized and promises broken. Leadings of God not followed and the unhappy consequences of those actions. Praying a little. “God, you know what I want to do with my life, right?”, even as I look forward at the years which lie ahead to realize that the number …

Do you…

When you lie down at night Do you think of me? Does my name Cross your mind Warm your heart Touch your lips In prayer? - Do you wonder if I, too, see the moon? Or the stars Suspended in azure Since the ones In your eyes Are hidden from my view? - I wake …

You Have Not Lived….

Until you've heard the words, "Mommmmm! Josiah put hair removal creme all over his hair!". Yes. You read that correctly. My ten year old son rubbed, not one, but two applications of hair removal creme into his beautiful sandy brown hair. When his sister got married, she and her bridesmaids were primping and beautifying every …

“We Are Going To Be Together!”

This morning on the radio, I listened as the staff surprised a mother and her children with Christmas gifts. Their story: They lost the father/husband to cancer a while back. If it wasn't tragic enough that this family had to bury the daddy, their mother was diagnosed with cancer. Though she fought it valiantly - …

Emptying Our Own Baggage

The first time I saw this picture, a while ago, I thought of a committed boyfriend/girlfriend  who "loved you enough", and "Oh, how sweet...", But not so anymore. Now I think two things. One. Sometimes you do need help unpacking, because the item you think is normal and belongs in that psyche of yours, is …

– Solitude and The Least of These –

I chose solitude today, for Thanksgiving. My daughter, is in Florida at school. She spent the day working in a soup kitchen with her peers, so I am not worried for her, knowing that ministering to others has not only distracted her from missing us here at home, but has also enriched her character. My …