Tag: identity

Let it roll (off your back)

A few days ago, my girls and I went outside to take advantage of the sunny, spring-like weather. I started pulling weeds in my side yard while my girls were tinkering around in the driveway. I’ve stopped nagging them to wear shoes at this… Continue Reading “Let it roll (off your back)”

Trust your Gut and Ignore your heart

I vividly remember one night about twenty years ago, driving home from a dinner party with friends just outside of Baltimore. I was about five minutes away. It was nearly midnight, and the stop light flicked to red, even though nobody else was on… Continue Reading “Trust your Gut and Ignore your heart”

A Writer’s Fears

My own words intimidate me Afraid to pick up the pen and write Scared of what the scribbles will read. Thoughts pile up in my mind at night unable to stop the flow. I cannot stifle these words that rattle and steep within my… Continue Reading “A Writer’s Fears”

The Pressure of Walking on Water

I have stories to share from my life which I know God has written; beautiful events only God could orchestrate and also results from my own unwise decisions that only God could have restored. But, before I can collect the thoughts and emotions from… Continue Reading “The Pressure of Walking on Water”

Learning to be a GentleMom

This morning, I could have slept in for another hour. Instead, my ginger-haired girl tiptoed her way into my room, discovering an unopened package of Easter candy on her way to my side of the bed. “Mama! We didn’t eat all the Pez from… Continue Reading “Learning to be a GentleMom”

Passover Exchange

Jesus isn’t angry or bitter or disgusted with us. He forgave us all for putting Him on that cross, not with an actual hammer and nail, but with our own iniquity.

Oh, the Possibilities

Tomorrow evening at around 9pm, my baby girl will be three years old. How is it possible she is that old, while at the same time, how has she not been part of me all my life? Just three years seems like such a… Continue Reading “Oh, the Possibilities”

In the Weeds

I am not a gardener, nor do I have much of a green thumb. I have two houseplants that I’ve miraculously not killed after having them for nearly three months. I will periodically spray them with water when I remember, which is maybe twice… Continue Reading “In the Weeds”

Life in Color

I’ve been teaching my daughters, ages nearly 3 and 4 1/2, about skin colors lately. My girls are curious and smart, and I want them to ask questions. We’ve been reading, “God’s Very Good Idea,” by Trillia Newbell. It explains that God’s very good… Continue Reading “Life in Color”

Mama Bear

Up until I was thirty, I would never have described myself as a “kid person.”  To be honest, I just didn’t like anybody else’s kids besides those in my own family- and even then, it was only if they were behaving.  After I turned thirty, I… Continue Reading “Mama Bear”