Gross or Gift?

Gross or Gift?

"Bug, Mama! Bug. Bug," Anthony explained as he crossed the living room to me. Bug? His tiny fingers pinched a dark blob, which he held out to me. I held out my own hand, palm up, for him to drop the thing in, fully expecting a chocolate chip from the granola bar he clasped in his other hand. Drop it he did... And a very-much alive … [Read more...]

Delighted In

"From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another."--John 1:16 My daughter pooped today.  A lot.  And it brought me to my knees in thanksgiving.  Yes, you read that correctly: I am rejoicing over poop!I'm not sure it's officially motherhood if you haven't fretted at least once over whether or not a child of yours is … [Read more...]

Blessings {Product Review}

"It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High, to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night..."--Psalm 92:1-2 "It's the book with the bird's nest on the front.  I can't remember the name of the book, but there are two or three little blue eggs in the nest.  Have you seen it?"Oh, yes.  It's a bit … [Read more...]

Ash Wednesday

AshesWe rise again from ashes,from the good we've failed to do.We rise again from ashes,to create ourselves anew.If all our world is ashes,then must our lives be true,An offering of ashes,An offering to You.We offer You our failures,we offer You attempts;The gifts not fully given,the dreams not fully dreamt.Give our stumblings direction,give our … [Read more...]

With Thanksgiving

      "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!  Let your kindness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds … [Read more...]