Love Me, Love Me Not

Finding Steady Love in My Unsteady World "Mom, I want to be home-schooled... forever!" Today was the second time in a month I've received this dramatic, desperate message from our seventh-grade daughter -- while she was at school. Jaycie came home three days ago wearing the jacket of a new beau, but apparently gave it back... Continue Reading →

More Than I Think I Am: A Royal Destiny

What's in a name? My son, Joshua, texted me this week to ask me a question. "Mom, what is it about Joshua of the bible that inspired you to name me after him?" Josh has been asking a lot of "bible questions" lately, which thrills my heart, and are undoubtedly specific answers to prayer for... Continue Reading →

Stubborn Piano Strings: Tuning a Life

Perhaps you've heard the line, "You can 'tuna' piano, but you can't tuna fish!" Well, I was tuning another piano just yesterday, and ran into what I often experience: stubborn strings.┬áThese are the strings that move or slip out of place after being tuned, often several times. They require a lot more time and effort... Continue Reading →

Baggage Fees

Traveling back from my mission trip to Africa in February 2016 was quite an experience. We were instructed to pack light, assuming we'd want to purchase and bring back hand-carved wooden animals, bowls, etc. from the gifted artisans in Malawi. I carefully packed my clothing and bubble wrap around some of the items I bought,... Continue Reading →

Cleaning Up My Mess

"I'm sorry, Mom, I'm sorry! It was an accident... my hand just slipped because I was so tired... I know you must be really mad at me." I was standing only ten feet away when my son knocked the glass bowl off the counter that morning. I turned my head just in time to see... Continue Reading →

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