Year: 2014

Addiction & Recovery

advent meditation

We are waiting for so many things, aren’t we? For healing. For joy. For peace. For heaven. Whether it’s right on the surface or deep in our souls, we feel the longing for all to be really, truly well.

Addiction & Recovery, Restoration

the truth about welfare

The distance between poverty and “self-sufficiency” is a no-man’s land. It’s two steps forward, three back. And there are more enticing reasons to hang on to the help when you can get it than to kill yourself to stand on your own two feet.

Addiction & Recovery

when it’s time to burn the past

It’s good to remember what you were rescued from so that you never return to slavery. It’s good to remember who cared for you when you couldn’t take care of yourself.

Family

dear mom who is trying to do everything right

I remember reading the list in the What to Expect Book carefully and following every detail. Like I was making a lemon meringue pie. Or replacing the water pump in a car. I had never washed a newborn before! I needed detailed instructions.

Addiction & Recovery, Family, Healing our community, Hurt & Faith, Live the season, Restoration

dear mom who feels the darkness

May Your unfailing love be with us Lord, even as we put our hope in You. Psalm 33:22

Family, Healing our community, Live the season

dear mom who wishes she could home school

Still, the beautiful ideal to me is a hard but simple farm life and a dining room table school. But that’s not my life at all . . .

Family, Healing our community, Hurt & Faith, Live the season

dear mama who worries

I think every mama on this Monday morning will say a prayer. Whether she believes in God or not. Because someone has to watch them. Someone, please.

Family, Healing our community, Live the season

a season of sharing the work

What is it about sitting in the presence of someone cooking a fresh meal that soothes?

Live the season

on the occasion of my 100th post

There’s a lot to read on the world wide web and so little time to read it. So thanks!

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