Motherhood, Redemption, and Fire Poles

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. (Psalm 19:14)   It was a really bad mommy moment. But in my defense, I was worn out and in need of a nap, and she was too. As my baby … Continue reading “Motherhood, Redemption, and Fire Poles”

Better Than Coffee

photo by Kim Andrist       Beautiful morning.   Gentle, pink edged sky,   Foggy presence lingering,   Birds chirping—calling,   A lone goose flying—calling out   Like an emergency vehicle warning   Oncoming traffic.   Everything saturated with the morning mist,   The smell of burning wood,   And a puppy who just … Continue reading “Better Than Coffee”

Back to School and the Armor of God

Dear Readers, I posted this earlier today, and after a very wise comment from a friend, I decided it needed some tweeking. During the tweek the entire post and comments were lost on the blog. I apologize! But here is my second attempt. Hopefully I’ve explained my thinking better!Finally, be strong in the Lord and in … Continue reading “Back to School and the Armor of God”

Stop. Drop. Look Up: Advice from a Mother of a Teenage Driver

I’ve been through this twice already. Shouldn’t it get easier? Two children have successfully learned to drive, and we all survived. Yet here I stand at the threshold of one year closer to retiring taxi duty, yet I’m filled with bitter-sweet emotions and a tad bit of worry. I don’t want to worry so… I’m choosing to … Continue reading “Stop. Drop. Look Up: Advice from a Mother of a Teenage Driver”

When Do You Sneak Away With God?

Spending time with Me is essential for your well-being. It is not a luxury or an option; it is a necessity. Therefore, do not feel guilty about taking time to be with Me (Jesus Calling, May 15). When my kids were very young, they were terrible sleepers. I rarely got a whole night’s sleep without … Continue reading “When Do You Sneak Away With God?”

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