Moving

“I can see the sun moving!” Owen caught the yellow glare of it in streaks climbing the porch rail surrounded by early morning shadow. “It started here and has moved all the way up here already.”

“Wouldn’t it be neat if we had a camera that would capture it all day and then we could watch it fast to see the change?” I reflected.

And I wished it for much more than the sunshine on the porch. I began to wish I could show the steady hand of God that way too. What if people saw more clearly the path of the Son of God over their lives? What if time lapse were able to remove our absent minded moments and showed us the clear result of our worship? What if I could see my giving change a life? What if I could see my prayer startle awake the driver? What if I could see my obedience result in favor? What if I could see the hand of God? Continue reading

Friday

I sat with him, stroking his thick brown hair, running my fingers up and down his arm…long, but small at this beginning of awkward size he has reached at 10.

He was home, sick, today and asked for a movie, not just a movie though…he wanted me t…

Followed by Mercy

In a matter of minutes I was presented with two scenarios, I am either a poor example of protection and security over my children, or a rich one.

My Everything

I see so many quotes, articles, messages, letters, all sorts of wordy ways to say how important someone is to someone else.

I understand it’s important to communicate these things. I understand how heartfelt and sincere everyone is.

I can’t jo…

Tuesday Refreshment

I know it’s Friday, but I want to talk about Tuesday for a minute.

The boys and I had such a refreshing dinner Tuesday evening. Two of the little guys had field day at school and that means Aron and I had field day too. Aron joined right in the com…

They Upend Me

And I’ve learned, that someone who is poured out, can’t be upended. I’ve learned that I find refreshment in refreshing them. I’ve learned that it is only when I insist on keeping myself upright, that I am losing control.

I’ve wondered why they dump it all out…

The Ruler Yet

Owen was quiet and thoughtful on the way home from church last night. When I asked them all who had a good time he was hesitant and finally said, “I had a bad night in ministry team.”

Nine years of lanky growth and not a bit of it strong enough to h…

Maintaining This Hope

We do more harm in letting little things go undisciplined and then allowing them to build up to anger inducing punishment, than we do in correcting the little things before they become actions that cause undue chastisement.

18 (A)Discipline your son while there is hope,
And do not desire [a]his death.

Footnotes:
Proverbs 19:18 Lit. causing him to die

Proverbs 19:18
King James Version (KJV)

18 Chasten thy son…

Happy Healthy

I am by no means committed to eating healthy. Yet, I feel this unwelcome urge to buy healthy things in the organic section at the grocery store. Today I bought a bag of mini-chips for over $5.00 because they are organic and don’t have any *triptomorph…