The scent of new skin fills my nose As I press your warm, sweet forehead to my lips. The bundle of your tiny form fills my arms, Perfectly fitting into the cradle they shape. The joy that I feel at finally rocking you to sleep Fills my heart to overflowing – The love that… Continue reading When Mother’s Day Aches a Little Too Much
I’m a bit of an overplanner, you might say. When I was twelve, I had my entire adult life planned with children’s names and birthdates picked out and carefully written down in neat lists. I’m also the kind of person who plans her meals out a week or two at a time, plans every day’s… Continue reading This Gift for This Day
To say we live in an age of entertainment overload is an understatement. Never before have we had so many options to keep ourselves entertained as in the current digital age. Bored when we’re standing in line? Watch an amusing dog video on Facebook. Bored while cooking dinner or getting ready for the day? Put… Continue reading When Entertainment Starts to Blur the Edges of Reality
I want you to know something. You are not a bad person for losing that battle in your mind again today. You are not weak because the tears came flooding out when you couldn’t be strong anymore – when you felt sadness over what you couldn’t control. You are not a failure because you didn’t… Continue reading Rest for the Weary Soul
The words “Thy will be done” are pretty famous in Scripture. Jesus taught us to say them in the Lord’s Prayer – “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10). He also taught us to say them when He prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane before His… Continue reading Do I Trust Him Enough to Say, “Thy Will Be Done”?
She said she was just tired of being alone – and then he came into her life and made her happier than she’d ever been – and she said yes to him, despite the fact that he didn’t share her beliefs. He said he just wasn’t happy with his wife of twenty-some years anymore, so… Continue reading Would We Be Happy Rather than Holy?
Part of my pre-lit Christmas tree went dark this year, leaving my cozy view looking like above. I felt embarrassed about taking a picture of it – it wasn’t the perfectly beautiful Christmas tree that I’ve put up every year and come to associate with all things joyfully Christmas. But I realized recently that sometimes… Continue reading When Part of Your Heart Feels Dark this Christmas