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Finding my way at FORTY (two)

Does your soul ever feel unraveled? My soul came undone this week like a skien of yarn. One pick of thread led to a full blown come apart.  Maybe it is 50 days of  quarantine coming out from every angle. Maybe it’s hormones. We can blame everything on hormones. But most likely it is a … Continue reading

The Game Has Been Cancelled

This spring our lives revolve around baseball.  Three fields on which three boys play two games each week with one practice in between.  That is a lot of time in bleachers and equates to a lot of Big League Chew. But it also means a lot of cancelled games.  Rainy games don’t happen in baseball. … Continue reading

As a son shows compassion to his mommy…

Some mornings you just have to hug your kid and ask his forgiveness for being such a mean mommy the day before. Today is one of those mornings. We will never know how much is restored in the words, “Will you forgive mommy?” He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay … Continue reading

100% Maybe

Luke was in the back seat listening in on a conversation between Brent and me on Sunday afternoon.  We were driving in the van, the music was a bit loud, and I had no idea he could hear us. We were discussing the week ahead.  Baseball tryouts.  Bible study. The appointment with our insurance man. … Continue reading

It Doesn’t End With A Rooster

And after an interval of about an hour still another insisted, saying, “Certainly this man also was with him, for he too is a Galilean.” But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are talking about.” And immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed. And the Lord turned and looked at … Continue reading

Prayin’ Up Our Babies – Confession

My mind is swirling about the beginning of school.  Is yours? And when asking God where He would like us to begin our “Prayin’ Up Our Babies” series, I hear from Him.  Loud and clear. The first prayer for my children’s school year, begins with me. Confession. Therefore confess your sins to one another and … Continue reading

Day Thirteen: Love Forgets

I can be such a mean mommy. Yesterday, ugh. I was just mean. It was day three of Brent being out of town. I was exhausted. We had been inside too long and the kids were restless. They were rowdy and just being boys. Which rarely bothers me. Unless it is day three of no … Continue reading

At The Feet Of Jesus {a new series}

One day last week, I stood brushing my teeth over on my side of the bathroom vanity. Brent stood at his sink, leaning towards the mirror and studying the length of his new facial hair. With a toothbrush busy in my mouth, I muffled, “You about ready to shave that?” “Babe. You know its November.” … Continue reading

"Dear God, Don’t Let Me Be a DIVA."

Spring Break 2011 is coming to a close. The family and I had the great privilege of staying a week with eighty college students in Daytona Beach, Florida. It was so powerful. And I learned so much. But what I learned, God didn’t reveal during devotionals or morning quiet times scheduled for our students. No. … Continue reading

Reflections Day Five: Forgive … *Big Sigh*

My deepest apologies for such a late go at the blog. We have been bombarded with life. Let me just give you a glimpse into where we’ve been… Drum roll…. Happy 90th Birthday, Ethel! Isn’t she a doll? Yes, this past weekend we celebrated my grandmother’s big 90th milestone. Just ten more years until she’s … Continue reading