You too must be patient. Make your hearts firm, because the coming of the Lord is at hand. – James 5:8 During pregnancy everyone (and their mother) feels the need to offer all kinds of advice, from what to eat to what to name the baby. I politely ignored all the people who criticized myContinue reading “PREGNANT PAUSE “
I have become kid-chaos. Who I am is a person rushing out the door grabbing folders and backpacks, reminding everyone what day it is. I am the one who does laundry at night. I am a chauffeur, a cheerleader, a shoe finder, and a homework deadline drill sergeant. My waking hours are defined by soContinue reading “More Myself”
Feast of St. Lucy, MartyrDecember 13, 2021, Monday of the Third Week of Advent Your ways, O LORD, make known to me; teach me your paths, Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my savior. – Psalm 25: 4-5 I’m making a Church! Our two-year was putting together a littleContinue reading “Making a Church”
Friday of the Second Week of Advent. Read more…. “Those who follow you, Lord, will have the light of life. He is like a tree planted near running water, That yields its fruit in due season, and whose leaves never fade. Whatever he does, prospers.”– Psalm 1:3 Being an urban Southern Californian, I’ve never reallyContinue reading “Parched”
Saturday of the First Week of Advent, originally posted on https://www.christusministries.org/advent-blog/saturday-of-the-first-week-of-advent-1 “The Kingdom of heaven is at hand. Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, drive out demons. Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give.” – Matthew 10:7-8 “My body hurting.” It has been almost two weeks since our toddlerContinue reading “Hurting”
“The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and buffeted the house. But it did not collapse; it had been set solidly on rock.” – Matthew 7:25 First grade teacher: “What season comes after summer?” My kid: “Fire season!” Observing a lesson on seasons during Zoom school last year, it became very apparentContinue reading “On Solid Ground”
Sometimes wrestling fear is as futile as wrangling a toddler into fancy clothes for a picture. What if we stopped allowing that fear to control us?