Tag Archives: Christianity

Better Than Valentine’s Day

I wrote this about two years ago before I even had begun this blog, but am reposting it here to celebrate the best Valentine’s Day I ever had–and there was no romantic love at all!  Seventeen (really, seventeen?) years ago this week, I was a sophomore at Tulane University. A week past Valentine’s Day, and […]

Thirst

Themes follow me in my reading, my conversations, and what I hear at church.  A recent theme has been that of thirst. Our church has been going very thoroughly and captivatingly through Psalm 63.  The first verse sets the stage: “O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, in […]

A Few Thoughts on Handling the Unexpected…

This morning was the first day all week that Little A and I didn’t have an errand to run or something specific on the schedule.  I told her about our lack of plans last night, and she immediately asked with a big, excited grin if we could go to a local indoor bouncy play area. […]

My Guest Writer

I have full permission from this writer, who is most esteemed in our family, to publish one of his poems here.  You probably haven’t heard of him, nor will I even use his full name here.  He is our dear son, who will turn 8 this spring.  He likes to write, it comes easily to […]

Awake and Listening

There are so many things swirling and storming in my mind and heart, it would be impractical to try to put them into one post.  If I don’t write some of it down, though, I feel as though it will all burst out with no rhyme or reason.  If you’ve read any of my other […]

The Voices: A Battle

Every day, we have a choice To heed one or another voice There are two who want to rule each mind To hem us in, front and behind One came to heal us and bring joy The other comes to kill, steal, and destroy Those whispers we hear… To which will we give ear? One […]

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 […]

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 […]