Monthly Archives: December 2012

12/21/12–A Small Poem About Our Present Age and Days to Come

Troublesome headlines Grieving friends Groaning world Frightening times Backwards thinking Dark hearts Unseeing eyes Confused minds I pray Hope lives Victorious Savior The more I read stories from all over the world, the more I see signs of what is to come.  Many may think I’m misled or even foolish, but I dare to say […]

Another Find in the Backpack

Every night, I go through L’s backpack to sign his planner for the next day and see if there are any important papers to read from his teacher.  I know that the students have been working on writing stories, and L has told me excitedly a few times about his story: its length, the dialogue, […]

12/18/12

I finally stopped Long enough tonight To let the tears come They had needed to fall But not in front of the little eyes That don’t yet grasp grief and weariness I set aside the order and reason of laundry And just sat down on my bedroom floor Songs filled my ears and my heart […]

A New Chapter?

I sent an e-mail tonight.  Why would that warrant a new blog post, you wonder?  I sent the e-mail to a local music instructor, expressing our interest in getting L. and A. into violin lessons! L. has been taking piano lessons through school for a year, but has also been asking about learning the violin […]

From Cells to Planets

“He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”  From the letter of the apostle Paul to the Colossians, chapter 1, verse 17. There are many things I could write about this one little verse, but I can’t stop thinking about how fascinated our son, L., is with science.  This week and […]

Reposting from my own archives: When L. Raised His Hand

The post that follows is something I wrote about a few years ago, as I was remembering the events in our family in December of 2008.  Our little boy was three and a half, and we didn’t know we were going to have a little A yet!  I’ve edited it a bit so it makes more […]

More Wisdom From My Kids

I am utterly amazed at the ways in which God has worked change and growth in my heart, via lessons I’ve learned from observing my children.  Usually, the first time around, I’ll think, “wow, I hope L. and A. really ‘get it’ next time and learn from that mistake”.  After letting an incident steep in […]