Faith

There is No Fear in Love

I’ve always been passionate. Passion for me spills over into just about everything I do. I cook with passion, trying to improve each recipe. I write with passion, about the…

Easter Holiday, or Holy Day?

Something feels a little uncomfortable about Easter to me. For starters, it’s not about a sweet, soft, cuddly newborn baby, like Christmas. Babies are likeable. Our hearts are pulled to…

Lessons from a Donkey

This week I’ve been thinking about donkeys. Strange?  Perhaps. Yet it was a mere donkey that played a major role in the events of Holy Week.  As Jesus approached Jerusalem…

Disappointed, Don’t Be God Has a Plan

This week my heart had a small version of what many of you experience on a much larger scale. I carted my adorable (there is a consensus on that), squirmy…

Being a Woman of Commitment

In high school, I took exactly one “shop” class to fill some gap in my schedule and get a break from more difficult classes. I signed up expecting little homework…

Disappointments as Divine Direction

When things don’t go the way we want, for us or our kids, it is so easy to try to “fix” things, make them go the way we believe they…

Best Mom Award Goes to … (Not Me)

“Mommy! Today was funny hat day! We didn’t wear hats! You forgot the hats!” That’s how my kindergartner and first grader greeted me after school on funny hat day. And…

I Am Mad and I Want To Be Mad

Confession time. Sometimes I want to fester in my anger. “Grrrr, my head is about to explode off of my body!” That’s what I have been known to say in…

Evidence of a Life Well Lived

I recently had one of the most memorable experiences of my 32 years of life. I gathered with a dozen of my cousins and all my aunts and uncles in…

Give Your Kids this Keepsake

“Debbie, be sure you write down the cute things Taylor and Lauren say and do.” I remember my mother’s advice like it was yesterday although it was 33 years ago….

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