Month: March 2015

Lessons from Deuteronomy

The Old Testament. The beginning of time. The fall of man. The flood. The establishment of a promise. Journeys into and out of slavery. The presentation of the Law. Miracles and wonders. The accounts of the first five books of the Bible are rich with history important to all...

Gotta Go: Dietrich’s Diagnosis

About a month ago, Dietrich started going to the bathroom a lot more frequently. He’s always seemed to want to go any time we are in a new place or at any restaurant, store, or pivotal moment (bedtime, worship about to start, time to clean). However, suddenly, he had...

Lessons from Disney’s Newsies

“In 1899, the streets of New York City echoed with the voices of Newsies, peddling the papers of Joseph Pulitzer, William Randolph Hearst, and other giants of the newspaper world. On every corner, you saw them carrying the banner, bringing you the news for a penny a pape. Poor...

Is your GPS reliable?

Driving down an unfamiliar highway in the fog, with only my GPS to guide me to my destination, I saw a clear metaphor for life. Poor visibility, not that it would matter on a road I’d never traveled, I relied only on the navigational system to safely get me...

Never A Dull Moment?

 The top two silence fillers from strangers: “Looks like you have your hands full!” (even I have heard this with only two children) and “Never a dull moment, huh?” When did people decide everything needs a comment? Sometimes a helpful hand would go further – but that’s a rant...

The Never-Ending Martha and Mary Struggle

Wearing my new Fitbit as I go back and forth seeing to this and that pondering all the never ending tasks of running a home. Laundry (yet so thankful for the modern convenience of a washer and dryer!) Dishes (again thankful for the dishwasher for most of what we...

Radiance Project: Rockstars and Superheroes

The final challenge of the radiance project was to think of a difficult experience, one that seemed impossible to get through, and revel in the overcoming of that time. Here is my response: “I would say I’ve had a very sheltered, somewhat charmed life. I’ve been blessed not to...