“It Just Doesn’t Feel Like Christmas!”

One of the hard things about married life has been adjusting to the fact that holiday traditions – especially Christmas ones – will never be the same again.  I will never get to go back to the Christmas Days I enjoyed growing up. I don’t get cozy new jammies and a book from my parents […]

Confessions of a Pathetic Weakling – God’s Grace at the End of my Rope

One day a couple of months ago, if you had walked into my home in the mid-morning, you would have found this scene: Mom dozing off on the couch, sick and dizzy with some unexplainable bug on top of my morning sickness. Toddlers breaking into the upstairs bathroom. Baby woken in the next room by […]

What Are You Afraid Of?

I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship. – Louisa May Alcott One day a voice entered my imagination from nowhere.  It was kind, but firmly challenging. “What are you afraid of?” it said. I was sure it was supposed to be from some scene in my books, […]

Have We Forgotten the Monsters?

My three year old son is nervous about monsters. They frequently feature in the toddler TV shows he watches – not that real monsters are in the stories, but the characters often think there are monsters but are proven wrong.  So he knows they’re not real!  They aren’t even real in the shows he watches. […]

The Backwards Proverbs 31 Woman

Anyone can find an inferior wife.  Her worth is no more than common pebbles. The heart of her husband cannot trust or confide in her, and he suffers constant loss. She does him evil, and not good, all the days of her life. She avoids finding ways to be industrious, and grumbles when she is […]