You know how something happens, how you experience something or learn something, and you realize that nothing will ever be the same again? You realize that moment will forever separate time into the category of ‘before’ and ‘after’? That happened to me last week. My older two boys had an afternoon Volleyball game and I…Read more »
Every culture has their thing that they’re known for. In the inner circles. By the members. Usually it’s not the lofty creeds or inspiring words of the founding fathers. It’s something more ‘rubber meets the road,’ an everyday life kind of thing. I am a Mennonite. Our ‘things’ are God, food, and cleanliness. The order…Read more »
If You Have to Feed it With a Stick . . .
It had been a long week. My to-do list was happily spitting out another bullet point every time I turned my back, mocking my efforts to stay on top of it. Our Sunday evening church service felt like the first time I could sit back and relax. And I did. Until I started mentally running through my list…Read more »
The kids are back at school, this year, all of them. For the first time in ten years, the house is quiet. Thus, I reflect. Parenting. This life-altering fumble in the dark. This ever-changing minefield of high impact decision-making. In the six or so months since I started this blog, I have attempted to offer…Read more »