Unconditional Love – Trisomy 13

When the joy of pregnancy becomes mixed with a Trisomy 13 diagnosis for your unborn child, a mother’s love doesn’t quit.  It grows stronger each day that little one grows inside, even when she knows that his birth might also mean his end.  I was blessed to teach Hannah, her… Read more“Unconditional Love – Trisomy 13”

Obedience – It’s All in the Love!

High energy, cute and has perfect obedience  – – when she feels like it. That’s our new-this-spring mini-Aussie puppy.  We love her.  But when she doesn’t feel like obeying? She does exactly what she wants.  And lately what she wants, is to jump.  She loves jumping somewhere near your face.  Actually, preferably ON your… Read more“Obedience – It’s All in the Love!”

Just Jump! Inspire Me Monday

“Go ahead.  You can do it!” “Don’t over-think it, just jump!” “If you don’t leap, you’ll always wish you had.” We both peered over the edge into the turquoise waters below.  Way below.  Way, way below. My daughter looked at me again.  “Are you sure?  That’s scary!” “Just jump.   Don’t… Read more“Just Jump! Inspire Me Monday”

The Blessing of a Cancer Fighting Concert

A bald head, mouth covered by the familiar blue mask, peeked around the corner.  A 14 or 15 year-old-boy pulled his IV pole along behind him.  His mother followed, dragging a chair on wheels and carrying a sax.  He shuffled farther down the hall until he was across from Andrew’s room. … Read more“The Blessing of a Cancer Fighting Concert”

Fight Cancer and Stand with God

I have to admit, that worships at our house are fun and rousing times.  Randy and I are ready to relax and the songs we choose tend to be mellow and comforting, songs like “I will lift my eyes, to the hills and their Creator,” “Father God,” and more like… Read more“Fight Cancer and Stand with God”

In Dark Moments of Caregiving-Sing Hallelujah

The anesthesiologist let us know, in subtle ways, that he didn’t really appreciate having this emergency procedure to squeeze in amongst all the other operations scheduled for the day.  A little impatient, a little harried, and just a little unsettled that we parents were still standing by four-year-old Andrew’s gurney. … Read more“In Dark Moments of Caregiving-Sing Hallelujah”

How to Reset a Troubled Relationship With a Child

“Can I borrow your cell phone?” she asked me. “What grade are you in?” I asked. “Fourth. I need to call my dad. It’s important.” School had only started two days ago, and I didn’t know all of the students—especially the ones in the lower grades. “Ok. I’ll let you… Read more“How to Reset a Troubled Relationship With a Child”

Handling Annoyances in Everyday Life

We all have a choice when faced with annoyances in everyday life. See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are…I John 3:1 I was busy. I did not need interruptions. It had been raining all day and I… Read more“Handling Annoyances in Everyday Life”

When God Gives You a Word for the Year: Deeper

I’ve gone deeper than I ever desired. When God gives you a word for the year, and you decide to accept it, you never know what will happen and how you’ll stretch and grow. I could almost write a version of When You Give a Moose a Muffin based on… Read more“When God Gives You a Word for the Year: Deeper”

The Kite

Like a kite caught in the grasping branches of a tree and cut loose from the bonds of slender string that held it oh, so firmly in the grasp of love, you flap angrily in the wind, broken and unprepared for what you might face if the branches release their… Read more“The Kite”