There is a lot of holding fast couples can do by sheer force of will, many times that the cleaving of their own power may be able to cover a wound. It is the deep and harrowing, the stomach churning hurts that will not be repaired this way.
“We can forget: God may not affirm our desires, but He will firmly nail those desires to the cross and affirm the rising of Christ through those desires. And the beauty of Christianity is—what dies will rise. When you’re called to a cross, God is always calling us to our greatest good—and to greater abundance.” … Continue reading Do not feed the flesh habits
For the second year in a row, one of our children is graduating from high school. The eldest just graduated from college and there are two still to go. It is almost unfathomable the children I birthed are considered “adults.” This is scary. I know so little and think I have showed them even less. … Continue reading An open letter to my adult children
“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted … Continue reading Rooted and grounded
“For while we were still weak, at the right time, Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, CHRIST DIED FOR US. Since, therefore, we … Continue reading Who is to blame?
Running is the worst. I get it if there is a specific purpose in mind—a child is headed for the road and a life has to be saved, a fast break in basketball and you just want to score. I ran somewhat unintentionally two days ago and I’m still hurting, the good kind of sore … Continue reading Do not lose heart
Grover from Sesame Street made me laugh out loud when he explained the difference between near and far. There was a skit where he would stand close to the camera and tell the kids “this is near” and then run, huffing and puffing, far away, until he looked small and yell from a place nearly … Continue reading Bringing the far near
I love to floss. My husband often says that I do it too much and when I visit a dentist I like to mention that. “You can’t floss too much,” the hygienist will counter and I will nod in arrogant agreement. This latest checkup, however, reveals what a clean, white exterior will not. There is … Continue reading But God
“See the curiosity of the cosmos as Christ condescends to His most cherished creatures See the astonishment of angels as the Almighty advances towards Earth See the humility of the pre-existent King born of a virgin birth The Infinite becomes infant, the Maker becomes man” ~Immanuel, Beautiful Eulogy The dark night sky did not … Continue reading Waiting on wonder
I can’t figure out if I am dying to self or if they are killing me.