On being a mom

At some point I bought two books to help me with my doubts and fears about motherhood. Well more than that, but “Mitten Strings for God” by Katrina Kenison and “Meditations for Mothers” by Elisa Morgan are two of my favorites. I find solace in both. God, in his infinite wisdom, saw fit to give me…

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These are the days.

This is the time. Make the best of what is and do not think about tomorrow, it is only a possibility. I am here. Now. Those were the days to remember. They will never come again.  You were my best friend. You were the light of my mind. You shone in the crevices of my dark…

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G is for Garden Party

“You should have been born a different century.” Her mother exclaimed. Quizzically, the little girl wondered what that meant. Was there something wrong with her? The weather had steadily warmed and now the lilacs flourished, the rose leaves were greener and the bees hummed to bring sound back to the silent air. The excitement of…

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To be or not to be…

rebaptized? Now there is a heated debate, if there ever was one, of whether to baptize infants, children, or only those who can reasonably know what they are doing? So where did I land and how did I venture into this debate to begin with? Lord, help me… Making a long story short, so I do…

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Insurmountable

Forgive! …such an easy word to give out. Okay Lord, in your loving arms I can forgive. Then my sinful nature asks “Why?” “Look what they did to me Lord? Can you not see their evil deeds against me?” “Yes, I see.” Forgive! It is the only way to find freedom. Peace! Let your heart…

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Spring Hike 2012

It is that time of year when great friends, food and faith mix together to create memories that carry you through the rest of the calendar days. The exhiliration surrounding my departure to go to the hills is welling up in my soul! If you could hear me, deep inside, you would realize heaven! My history with the spring and…

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Communion

I’m sitting in a dark room wondering how I go from here. Many moons ago, in a similar quiet time, I called out in desperation. God heard. Not knowing, I was wrapped in invisible arms that I could feel. My tears stopped. I knew again that God existed. I still know. I am alone. Passing…

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Organized Chaos

Okay, I admit it. I am forever disheveled. I try to organize only to find a horrible mess a few hours after tidying up. What makes some of us so coherent and capable of keeping ourselves together, while others are in a constant state of flux? God certainly did not make a mess. He is…

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