“Can I go to Grammy’s house and vacuum her stairs?” One of my boys asked me. “Well you could vacuum our stairs…” I reply, taking note of all the crushed leaves and sock lint littering the flight. “No…I just want to vacuum her stairs…can you text her to see if I can come over?” I…… Continue reading Who Owns It?
I was thinking the other day about the car accident I was in a couple of years ago. The collision, and subsequent concussion, came at a time in my life when I felt poised to do great things. My career was going well, I had 3 healthy kids, I was establishing a women’s ministry through…… Continue reading Drawn Back for a Purpose
“I would walk 10,000 miles, and I would walk 10,000 more” but “I don’t need to walk around in circles, walk around in circles, walk around in…” However, “these boots were made for walkin’—so that’s just what I’ll do!” For all 2 of you who understood those song references—congrats! For the rest of you, oh…… Continue reading Fear vs Faith: Why am I Walking?
It began with a song, as many things in our household do. We are not good singers, per se, but we are enthusiastic! With an eclectic background of music in our repertoire, each of the members of our family will randomly belt out a chorus when the inspiration strikes. Enoch, especially, is prone to comedic…… Continue reading Fear vs. Faith: Why am I Waiting?
I was chatting with a friend the other day and she asked me about some ways I’ve been blessed and why I may have been blessed. It reminded me of something I’ve felt for a long time—that previous generations must have been praying for me. Not me, Amy, in particular, but rather the idea of…… Continue reading Praying for Future Generations
“Yay, Elon!” We cheer and clap as he puts a block into the bin. He grins a cute little grin, and claps for himself too. At 18 months, he is in the beginning stages of learning to follow instruction and teaching him involves constant positive reinforcement. He puts his toys away, not because it’s the…… Continue reading Stages of Obedience: Learning to Anticipate
I never thought I would title an article to include the word “hate”. Hate goes against so much of the gospel message, which is about love. However, it occurred to me today that there is a place for hate as well. This is a hatred of anything that comes between us and God, because of…… Continue reading Learning to Hate in the New Year