Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Day the Cat Got Out

Twelve years ago, our orange tabby cat, Larry, nudged his way out of our screened porch in New Orleans.  He had never gotten out before, but that’s because V and I always remembered to latch the screen door when we knew Larry was out there.  Saturday, April 23, 2005, was humid and warm, and I […]

Psalm 120–A Prayer Amid Hostile People

I just started reading through a section of the Psalms called the “songs of ascent”.  They were written long ago for the annual pilgrimage to Jerusalem in celebration of the Passover.  During a long and tiring journey, these songs were for singing out loud, together, for encouragement and raising of hope.  They also helped call […]

New Shoes, New Year

As many of you know by now, I chose the name of my blog because of its Biblical significance (Hebrews 12) and because of my lifelong love for running.  I always feel a little bit strange writing about running because I run so infrequently these days.  After spending my teen and early adult years running […]

Just Wondering…

I had one of those terrifying mommy moments last week when I felt sure I was alone in my plight.  I knew almost for sure that I was far behind in a particular area of child-raising and that no one could possibly understand my frustration and bewilderment.  All of this mental torment started when I […]