Tag Archives: grace

“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 […]

Sweet Sleeping Little One

Sweet sleeping little one Is the day already done? Though some of the minutes seemed rather long, The hours really and truly sped along Now here I am, watching you sleep Until out of your room I will creep Quietly, downstairs, to sit and wonder Did I act wisely, or make a blunder? For your […]

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 […]

I’m Listening!

When I was in high school, my close friends joked about my being the “queen of the radio”, meaning that whatever was on my mind, seemed to show up in just the right songs on the radio.  It got a little weird sometimes, as if I could think of certain song lyrics, and then within […]

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 […]

Reposting from my own archives: When Luke Raised His Hand

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

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

I’m Thankful for…A Tantrum?

I love the trend on Facebook among some of my friends, to post one thing each day for which to be thankful as we approach Thanksgiving Day later this month.  Gratefulness is something we actually need to practice, meaning that sometimes it will flow like honey, and sometimes we feel like we’re forcing something sharp […]