Tag Archives: motherhood

The Triple Single

Tennis was part of the fabric of my childhood and adolescence,  as well as my husband’s, so it’s been interesting to see both of our children gravitate towards different athletic interests.  Basketball was never my favorite sport to watch or play, growing up, though I’m sure I was agreeable to shooting hoops with friends and […]

Running, With and Without a Race

As I’ve written about before, the name of my blog, Running the Race, has multiple meanings for me.  One meaning refers to a verse in the Bible:  “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.  And let […]

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, […]

It Was a Cloudy Day, But We Can See the Sun

Does anyone else have unspeakable joy in her (or his) heart, but have days when it just feels like there’s a cloud over the mind?  There are some days when everything feels muddled up there and like I’m swimming against the current.  Today was a “cloudy” day.  I’m sure there’s a strong correlation to elements […]

You Have to Train Before You Run the Race

I named my blog “Running the Race” in tribute to a favorite Bible verse from the book of Hebrews (ch. 12, v. 1) and also in reference to a lifelong love of running. Literally speaking, running–and with long distances especially–many miles and hours go into building up endurance, power, and speed.  This is called “training”, […]

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 […]

It’s Just Allergies…

I’ve spent the past day or so trying to convince V. and myself that my endless sniffles and sneezes are in fact “just allergies”.  It’s become a joke by now, and everyone knows that Mommy is indeed under the weather.  I’m breaking some kind of mommy rule, I know, but here I am with my […]

A Gentle Answer

As is usually the case, the verses V. read to us tonight as a family were very fitting for the week I’ve been having: “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.  The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.”  These wise words come […]

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 […]