Shipwrecked for Christmas

Shipwrecked for Christmas

This is from Brennan Manning’s Shipwrecked at the Stable found in Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas. It has impacted me; I hope holds meaning for you as well. May you have a Merry and Shipwrecked Christmas! The shipwrecked at the stable are the poor in spirit who feel lost in the cosmos, … Continue reading

On Tantrums & Grace

On Tantrums & Grace

It happened just the other day. Something I thought we’d finally outgrown. It’s one of the worst feelings for a mom when your kid is out of control. I put on a face of calm and assurance, but when the outbursts of emotions emerge my interior world feels as unhinged as my kid’s behavior. Adding … Continue reading

Weekend Links 8.17.13

Weekend Links 8.17.13

Weekend links are here! These are just a few of the things that made me think, laugh, cry and fed my soul this week. It was my birthday!  And my girls started school which, for us, means two days of homeschooling every week. This week was full of celebrations, first days, and friends. One highlight … Continue reading

Weekend links 8.11.13

Weekend links 8.11.13

Here’s what I found around the web this week that made me laugh, cry, think and fed my soul. We’ve had more rain this summer than in a long time. All over our neighborhood are explosions of color that aren’t usually there. It’s wonderful to come around a corner and see a burst of yellow … Continue reading

Give us this day

Give us this day

Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. I’ve been praying those words from the Lord’s Prayer all week. It’s been stuck in my soul.  The truth that God has fresh grace for me every day has been something I’ve needed to meditate … Continue reading

Weekend Links 8.3.13

Weekend Links 8.3.13

Lots of good links this week that fed my soul, made me laugh, or challenged my thinking. I’ve been busy writing new articles for the September edition of A Bundle of THYME, so there’s no new post on my blog this week. But I hope you’ll enjoy the other wonderful links I found.  First, though, … Continue reading

Weekend Links 7.27.13

Weekend Links 7.27.13

Here are a few things that fed my soul, made me think, or that I just liked this week. These creatures at the Snake Farm did not feed my soul, except maybe those cute turtles. I was terrified the entire time. But a fun summer day for me and my girls spent with good friends … Continue reading

Slip-n-slide Summer Fun

Slip-n-slide Summer Fun

Our group is taking a break from regular gatherings this summer. But we’re still trying to get together from time to time. Last weekend we had those who were available over to our house. We grilled dinner and the kids had fun on a rigged-up slip-n-slide. By the end of the night the slip-n-slide had … Continue reading

Sitting With Sadness

Sitting With Sadness

Yesterday a good friend of mine posted this picture to Facebook. Her six-year-old daughter painted it in response to the tornadoes in Moore, OK earlier in the week. Living only a few miles from the site of the disaster, it must have been extremely scary and difficult to process for such a young child. The … Continue reading

A Conversation About Christians & Mental Illness

A Conversation About Christians & Mental Illness

It took a tragedy in the life of a Christian “celebrity” pastor to begin a conversation among Christians about mental illness. There have been occasional blog posts and articles addressing the topic here and there, but I’ve never seen anything on the scale that I have since it was announced that Rick Warren’s son committed … Continue reading