I love a new year as much as the next gal... a chance to proverbially wipe clean the slate and start fresh. A chance to forget what day it is and what year it is and laugh at how fast the past year went. A chance to evaluate your outlook and your goals, scratching things … Continue reading New Year, same God
"Here and Now: Living in the Spirit" by Henri J. M. Nouwen, 1994 || p. 59-60 - - - "God does not ask us to define our little niche in humanity over and against other people. God's question is: "Are you reading the signs of your time as signs asking you to repent and be … Continue reading Here and Now
I suppose it's ironic that after I post about being content and grateful I get tried. Tested. This morning I noticed that someone (a neighbor) has presumably cashed a check of ours twice. We hired him to do some power washing after he told us about his ill mother and his lack of job. It's … Continue reading love thy neighbor?
For the last few nights, I have been up listening to my sick baby sniffle and cough. He's been having a hard time, and there is very little I can do about it. A mix of allergies and a baby cold, there is no quick treatment option except to ride it out, even if that means a few sleepless nights … Continue reading Broken Together
Note: I wrote this note to myself a while back (with pen and paper - imagine!), and I never published it. Back-dated to 5/9/16 Dear Stephanie, Yes, I used your first name in full. This is serious. Pay attention. You are a good mom. Stop telling yourself otherwise. Smile. Be grateful. Do stuff. Have some … Continue reading Dear Me
As soon as I got out, I heard him. I rushed from the shower to grab my robe. My 12-week-old baby was crying... nay, screaming, downstairs. My mother was doing her best to help, but he was. not. having. it. Towel wrapped around my head, robe on, I ran down to comfort him. He seemed … Continue reading My only outfit.
Yesterday didn't seem to end. Technically it did, and a new day began just a couple of hours ago, fresh and new. But gosh was it rough. A sampling: - appt for dog grooming in which they not only don't clip her nails (dog snaps) but they bathe her and she's covered in blood when … Continue reading Cold and Broken Hallelujah