Monthly Archives: November 2012

Why I Don’t Mind Having My Lap Covered in Kitty Fur

Our cat, Larry, is on my lap.  Not a big deal, right?  The kids are in bed, the house is quiet, I’m sitting on the sofa, this is part of our routine.  Tonight, it’s kind of a big deal, because while I was getting little A. settled in for the night, I was praying that […]

Well Said, Little A.!

I want to write this down somewhere before I forget.  I also want to share this as encouragement that the good things our kids hear from us, really do sink in and can resurface at unexpected moments! After bringing L. to the door of school, A. and I sat and “played” in the car as […]

It’s Just Allergies…

I’ve spent the past day or so trying to convince V. and myself that my endless sniffles and sneezes are in fact “just allergies”.  It’s become a joke by now, and everyone knows that Mommy is indeed under the weather.  I’m breaking some kind of mommy rule, I know, but here I am with my […]


I’m on a roll with including pictures tonight, and this one has been on my mind to share.  My two little ones and I were out on a short walk one evening after dinner.  We stayed close to home in hopes of seeing V. on his way into the cul-de-sac and garage after his work […]

Colors Nearby: Family Trip to Captiva, FL

A blogger friend of mine posts beautiful pictures often of the plants and scenery around her.  Today, she posted some shots of great blue flowers in her garden, along with a poem inspired by what she saw.  Her poems always get me to pause and realize just how much God speaks to us through all […]

Giving Grace

This is no revelation, but I was struck anew with some thoughts on giving grace to others, because we often have no idea what they are going through or have endured.  I was reading a fellow blogger’s post, as well as some of the comments following it, and what I realized all over again is, […]

A List of Thanks: 11/15

My beloved children are asleep.  My dear husband is at a work function.  My feet are up, our cat is holding me captive on the sofa, and there is delicious silence and peace all around me.  There are many things circling in my mind that I would love to write about, but since I couldn’t […]

Slippery Slope: A Poem

I took a few steps in a certain direction With each footfall, the ground became less level and safe Prideful thoughts, hasty words They are just as dangerous as careless steps near a cliff A slippery slope awaits those who tread recklessly Replaying those thoughts, those words in my mind Repulsion fills my heart every […]

Octoberfest: The Results

A few posts ago, I wrote about our family’s gathering to celebrate four birthdays:  my father-in-law, my mother-in-law, my mom, and my daughter.  In our house, we would be hosting both sets of our parents, V.’s sister, her husband, their baby, and their dog.  We are blessed to have room to spread out to play and […]

A Gentle Answer

As is usually the case, the verses V. read to us tonight as a family were very fitting for the week I’ve been having: “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.  The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.”  These wise words come […]