When God was leading His people out of Egypt to the promised land- the territory from the River of Egypt to the Euphrates river, he graciously took them ‘the long-way home’. I don’t know about you but sometimes when I’m on the long route home, I doubt Gods gracious approach, even if the long way … Continue reading The Long Way Home
This is a picture of grace. I have and will continue to play it on repeat. Today was a day like any other. I picked up the boys from school-check. Hugs and high fives-check. But as I began to walk away my youngest sons teacher pulled me aside. She asked if anything had happened the … Continue reading The Grace of a Father
*Originally posted May 29, 2011 Last night as I drifted to sleep I held my snuggly little man as he gazed up at me cooing away. His tiny little hands lay gently on my chest bone and these were my thoughts: Right now these tiny little hands rest gently on his mama. At only a … Continue reading Tiny Little Hands
*Originally posted May 14, 2011 I am all too familiar with this expression. I adore our eldest whom we affectionately call "Tin Man". I love him more than life itself but there are moments during those high levels of intensity, crying it out (which I don't recommend by the way). He is crying so hard and … Continue reading Cry Out
*Originally posted February 25, 2011 Your idea of a good Friday night is completing laundry, dishes, and baths and still having ten minutes to read. You pack as many changes of clothing for yourself as you do for your new little munchkin. You try to catch (literally with your hands) your baby's drools and spit … Continue reading You Know You’re a New Mom if __________.
*Originally posted January 20, 2011 Well, here it is...my first blog. I have wanted to start a blog since I can remember and now that I finally have I am not sure I have anything to say. I do know that our hearts and souls are deep wells filled with turmoil, joy, burdens, griefs, blessings. … Continue reading Reach Up
When life hands you lemons and lemonade feels like a mockery. I think it's possible that those who use that proverbial phrase lightly have never truly had to make lemonade out of a sour handful of lemons. Many years ago I would frequently order Chic-Fil-A's lemonade. It was refreshing and delicious. It has been years since I've … Continue reading Sour Lemonade