Okay, some feedback from yesterday’s post reminded me that you may not know me well enough for me to not explain myself. Yesterday’s post spoke of me threatening and forbidding my husband and being critical of him. That’s wrong of me, obviously, and partly tongue in cheek! And actually in our house, my husband is…

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I begged him. I cajoled. I bargained. I threatened and forbid him. Finally I caved, “Fine, but like a spy!” Tiptoeing away, my husband braved the gauntlet. For the last four weeks, midnight fiascos have been occurring at our house. My family’s late night trips to the bathroom are waking up our three year old.…

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 Last night after a coffee date, my husband and I strolled through the Back to School corner at Target. Smooth-glide pens, unsharpened pencils, piles of notebooks or three ring binders, and boxes of untouched crayons excite me with their possibilities. School starts in 13 days. While we are savoring every last day of summer now,…

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Admit it. Your heart thumped. The first time he held your hand; the first time he leaned in close to kiss you — his lips brushing yours, his breath warm on your face. Pause now. Glance over. See him across the room? Forget the dirty dishes, the toddler toys on the floor, and just look…

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What was your weekend like? What grabbed your heart, your eyes, your attention? Where did you see God’s beauty today? Post below, if you’d like. 

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Abba, I bask in the beauty of your creation, drinking in the fresh morning breeze through the window, the bobbing lemon and violet pansies in the windowbox, and tall sun-splashed leafy trees against an immaculate blue sky. Hot coffee beside me, happy family’s voices echo nearby, distant traffic noises float on the summer breeze, evoking…

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Hot fair trade coffee in my black and steel mug. Daniel’s discarded last orange slice beside me, in fragrance fresh. A cluster of cheerful lavender and tangerine pansies crowd a short goblet down the counter from me. I journal and read God’s word while my kids sleepily watch Ponyo in the adjoining room. Cheerful harmony…

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At work today as the church Body Life Coordinator, I have been brainstorming the small group line ups for this fall. My desire is to not simply create events for events’ sake in today’s overly-busy world, but to prayerfully choose what will best benefit my church body. My desire is for them to be connected…

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