Category Biblical Wisdom

Drifting

One of the perks of living in south Florida is getting to go to the beach and celebrating Christmas in the same week.  While my kids were off from school, we met up with some other families at Siesta Beach, one of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen. On the day we were there, though, […]

The Right Words

Sometimes, we feel as if we are coasting through the days and everything falls neatly into place.  Other times, we feel as if we are trudging through thick mud against a strong wind.  I’ve had a few “mud and wind” experiences over the past few days, and I’ve found that if I don’t step back […]

“Mommy, Can You Take Away My Sickness?”

In this house, we see frequent, but not too serious, cases of strep throat and ear infections.  I know what the symptoms look like, I know how to care for the kids, even though it’s mostly L.  Little A has had a handful of colds and minor afflictions, compared to her school-aged brother and his […]

Lots of Forks

Tomorrow, we are having some beloved family members over for the 4th of July.  There will be lots of forks, because I know there will be lots of food.  I will try to walk that fine line between enjoying a bit of everything and feeling overly full! There are also lots of forks of another […]

Naked Eggs and Other Thoughts on Moving

First of all, what is a naked egg?  According to a description I found in a science experiment, a naked egg is an egg without its shell.  That makes sense, but what does that have to do with moving? This week has been a blur of boxes and packing paper.  Our family has gotten a […]

A Poem for Some Dear Ones

I know someone dear to me Who exemplifies both strength and fragility All in one life, side by side Courage soars and fear tries to hide Certainty and doubt vie for first place And a myriad of expressions cross her face Joyful laughter and deep sadness, too Hurt and confusion not hidden from view Yet […]

Still In the Race

“Go BAACCKKK!” my 3-year old pleaded through tears, as we drove home from her brother’s check-up at the pediatrician.  She sobbed and begged to return to the doctor’s office for nearly twenty minutes–all because of a miscommunication over which child would open the door to exit the office.  Tantrums arise fairly often over issues like […]

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 […]

I Had to Write

I shared an update on Facebook recently in which I stated that I had almost been distracted from remembering Christ’s death and resurrection this week especially, what with the timing of many political and social “hot topics” here and abroad.  This post is as much for myself, then, as for others.  I hesitated to post […]

The two most important planks of wood ever…

I am hoping to share a piece that a friend wrote today. With Good Friday coming up tomorrow, this post explains and reminds us why Jesus had to die on a cross for us. No matter what your current beliefs, I implore you to read this and consider carefully your heart’s response. My response continues […]