I came across a quote somewhere this week. I wish I could remember where so I could give the author proper credit. Basically, this quote said that having the label of Christian does not indicate that the person is or even intends to be concerned about the well being of others. Yikes – harsh!! Yet, alarmingly, too often a true statement of what we encounter in the world… Continue reading
My daughter and I are slowly working our way through the Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. This was a beloved series in my youth. I read and re-read each book. I could probably tell each of the stories from memory! Continue reading
I am extremely proud to say that my six-year-old daughter absolutely adores Mister Rogers! It is a shared connection we have, and I can think of little better than to curl up with her on the couch to watch and learn and laugh and cry. Continue reading
I like rules. Rules tell me if I have met expectations, conformed with societal norms. My kids like rules – usually. Rules provide structure, keep them safe, help those little developing brains with messy decisions… “I want to make this unsafe choice on the playground. My friends will think it is cool. But my mom and dad would say no.”
Through my own journey of faith, I have been told over and over again that I am beloved. I was created, and I am adored, much loved, cherished, treasured, prized, highly regarded, admired, esteemed by the Creator. I know this is truth – for me and for all creation.
I came across this declaration in my notes from a bible study years ago: Continue reading
We sometimes work really hard to create joyous moments. We buy fancy toys, watch the latest entertainment, and take expensive trips. Sure, these are fun – but aren’t these moments far greater when we spend them with the people with love? I was in Boston once for a work conference. I saw these impressive historical sites, ate delicious seafood, and took a walking tour of the Freedom Trail. It was a really enjoyable visit! But the pleasure was muted because I was alone. Continue reading
What a divisive world we live in. Is it getting worse? Or has it always been this way and I just notice it more now?? We fight about everything – and now we have computers to hide behind. We get into soul-sucking arguments with people we will never meet face to face! Continue reading