Giveaway: Fragrant Whiffs of Joy


Literature

Update: As of 1:00 pm on December 1, 2017, this giveaway is closed. Confession: Sometimes I need to be reminded that it’s going to be okay. This is not the same thing as pretending it’s okay when it’s not, as I wrote in my last post – I mean I need to be reminded that it’s […]

November 24, 2017

The astonishing things I heard


Life around home

Today I heard I have a brand-new niece. I feel radiant with joy, especially that I got to see her and snuggle that sweet bundle in my arms. Today I heard that the silly little gift I sent on request to my friend Luci yesterday was helpful. She remembered a song my parents sang years […]

October 16, 2017

To the forgotten one


Walking with Jesus

I do not often pretend to have His words, but – This is for you. I am the light you cannot see, searching, piercing – not the mild sunlight of a summer day or the glimmer of candle and firelight, but the unescapable blaze of a streetlight on a deserted parking lot when all around […]

June 30, 2016

In the thick of it


Foster care, Life around home

You might cry, at nine o’clock pm on a Saturday night when you’re cleaning the last bathroom and your man comes in and finds you. “Hey, hard workin lady,” he says gently, and holds you. You might cry then, though you’ve been strong all day. They’re in bed now. It’s not so much that you […]

May 25, 2015

Random thoughts


Life around home

1. It is hard to keep creative energy flowing in January. 2. Especially when all four of your kids come down with the stomach bug at the same time. 3. I found joy in tending them but I will be so happy when we are all well again… if this is really going to happen, […]

January 20, 2015