Tag Archives: prayer

The Race Marked Out For Her…?

Do you ever feel like a small decision you have to make, could end up snow-balling into something much bigger?  When you catch yourself feeling that way, do you dismiss the concerns and act, or do you start considering all the possible ramifications from the start? Before this gets any more cryptic, here’s my own […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

What the Doctor Needs…

I am part of a few online groups for spouses of physicians, and the other day, one lady asked for the prayers of other members for her husband.  She spoke of the challenges in adjusting to life beyond residency.  For those of you unfamiliar with the career paths of physicians, residency is training in a […]

Nourish Our Bodies

As a mommy to young children, I put a great deal of effort into keeping my family healthy and fed.  Every week, I select good foods that they will enjoy but that will help them grow and be strong.  There is the timing of the food to consider, as well–eat too close to a meal […]

Three Little Words

I will never tire of hearing the words “I love you” in all their different contexts:  from my husband of nearly 11 years; from my children as we snuggle at the end of the day; from my parents; from family and friends.  They are powerful words and can change a day–or even a life–instantly. Those […]