The Days are Long, But the Years are Short

There’ve been days in this motherhood gig which seemed really long. Somewhere in the midst of childbearing, I had three babies in three years. When hubs and I finally realized that we were SOOOOO relieved! No wonder we felt tired and worn out. It wasn’t old age, after all. Just a very full life. My […]

An End to Extreme Poverty?

I have been praying for a cause. Over the last year, I’ve been asking God to put something on my heart that was bigger than me. I had inklings that my life was pretty good, all things considered, and I wanted to do something outside of myself, my life, my little world. It’s all too […]

Heaven is Touching Earth Right Now

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I read Emily’s post the other day and sniffed and weeped my way through. It was such a precious reminder of how the everyday matters. It matters very much so. From her post, We know there’s a time for everything, but it’s easier to accept the time for birth than it is the time for […]

Giving Thanks

Things I’m giving thanks for today, in no particular order: 1. Cute kids 2. A cute husband who “rode herd,” while I was in The Cookbook Writing Zone. I was able to turn it in a day early. (Apparently, I surprised a certain editor that I was on schedule. C’mon…. I want the A.) 3. […]

Crossing a Bridge

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build. Ecclesiastes 3:1-3 […]

Run to Your Father

Today is Father’s Day. I am very blessed to have my husband, my father, and my father-in-law in my life. Each plays a different part in teaching me about the world, relationships, and loving people. But I’m reminded that there are men who yearn for children but do not have them as well as men […]

How Could I Forget – Compassion

Fifteen years ago FishPapa and I traveled to a little village called La Pradera in Honduras, outside the capital city of Tegucigalpa. Part of a team sent from our church, we were there to offer support to a local church there. We were not connected by denominational lines, but rather a heart to serve people, […]

Take a Deep Breath and Give Thanks

Lately, I’ve been in a scattered season. Like the papers and stuff strewn about my desk, so are my thoughts. There’s so much to do. So little time. And I don’t want to waste a minute. It’s hard sometimes to find a beginning, let alone an end. Where do I start? Part of me wants […]