Category Archives: Gospel

in the beginning

It’s a new year.  Still, the Christmas tree shines in the corner, a sweet reminder that the joy of Christmas is meant for all days.  I’m linking up this evening with a prompt from Write Alm.  Today’s words:  “In the … Continue reading

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I Dared . . .

I haven’t dared much in my life.  In fact, I’m pretty conventional.  I’m not an adrenalin junkie.  I don’t have an incurable sense of wanderlust (though I’d to travel to Paris).  A few years ago, when sampling oysters on the … Continue reading

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Ascent

There were good-byes.  The little one–she wanted to roll the duffle and she learned how to steer wide turns.  She navigated the escalator, all snuggled between the luggage and the warmth of her daddy.  He was going far away. Then … Continue reading

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Acceptance

So I have a houseful of teenagers.  And a couple of tweenagers.  And a little one thrown in just for fun.  I have to say that we are getting cabin fever and there are days when the tensions and the … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — {Rest}

Rest.  Ah, the idea of it has sweet appeal in our hurry-up, get-it-now culture.  And it has a certain appeal in my own house where an octagon of schedules is run by spread sheets. Yet even in the middle of … Continue reading

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Suspended

Swiss engineering slices an arc and curves us skyward.  We are 175 feet above the earth.  I love the earth. I paid for this adventure–$10 Canadian per ticket.  We are on the edges of my comfort zone.  We put the … Continue reading

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On Becoming Like a Little Child

One sweet surprise in having six children:  you get a lot of peeks into the world of a little child.  And you get a lot of happy excuses to become like one too. As a mom, I’ve learned to take … Continue reading

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A Bounty of Beauty — {Flowers Everywhere!}

I walked the narrow streets of Amsterdam.   I remember the grey– streets,  houses, sky.  Icy rain fell,  pinging on the frozen canals.  It was January in the Netherlands. Yet the Dutch folk knew a happy secret of turning windows into … Continue reading

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I Move Things

My life can be distilled into three little words:  I move things.  I am the laundress.  I move our clothes from the basket, to the washer, to the dryer and then, if it’s a perfect day, back to the drawer, … Continue reading

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Legos and the Gospel

My nine year old son owes me money.  $14.00 exactly.  His income sources of occasional birthday bucks and tooth money don’t allow for much cash flow. But he had his heart set on a Lego set.  I added some “above … Continue reading

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