Letting The Dead Horse Be

He took them in at that hour of the night and bathed their wounds; then he and all his family were baptized at once. Acts 16:33

5.17.18 with word overlayWe make A LOT of mistakes in our house. Consequently, we’re always apologizing for something. My kids are so quick to accept apologies. I’m just realizing I’m not. Continue reading

Out of Sync

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 1 Corinthians 13:1

5.10.18 with word overlayWhen Mason, and then Jocelyn, first started taking piano lessons, they were so focused on playing the music notes right, they gave no thought to the timing. A whole-note sounded exactly the same as a half-note, the same as a quarter-note, etc.

Needless to say, the songs didn’t sound right. I couldn’t even recognize the old standards like “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” because their timing was so off. I really thought my kids had no rhythm. However, the more they practiced, the more they were able to play the correct notes with the correct timing.

The process is an awful lot like motherhood. Continue reading

We Were Chosen

“It was not you who chose ​M​e, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain…” John 15:16

Gospel-Reflections-800x800-gold-outlineI was shocked to find out I wasn’t one of those women who could get pregnant on demand. Instead, it took years of tears, prayers, and miscarriages to build our family of three ​beautiful ​children. That struggled helped me ​to s​ee things differently. Continue reading

Tossing Carrots

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.    Romans 15:13

4.26.18 with word overlayI eat a bowl of raw carrots, mid-morning, every day. On the days I don’t finish them, I randomly toss the remaining carrots all around the first floor of our house. There is a method to my madness. Continue reading