Gifts Differing: Two Kids, Organized for the School Day

  Romans 12:4-8 4For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: 5So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. 6Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according […]

Psalms 34, and on (Not) Doing it All

  My husband had a chance to reunite with a former co-worker a few days ago.   It wasn’t too long ago that, after years of trying, she and her husband were blessed with children that are now 4 and 2 years of age.    She’s  44.    She looks amazing after an intensive high-impact aerobic regimen that […]

Saying “yes” to something new

The youngest, a 2nd grader, is embracing what is, in her mind, her biggest challenge yet—cursive handwriting (name covered below to protect the innocent).   I remember my own experience with cursive writing in elementary school; in fact, Handwriting was my first “B.”    Fast-forwarding many, many years, I can remember that the oldest began writing […]

Sunday School Lament

This has been my schedule over the past weekend: On Friday, my husband had to meet the day at 5 a.m. in order to attend an early-morning meeting.   I woke up with him (as usual), but couldn’t fall back asleep (unusual). I had a 5:30 a.m. hair appointment (no, that’s no typo) on Saturday morning.   […]

Big Brother and Little Sister

      But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.    Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May […]

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