Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Gift That Gets Us Through

Faith is something given, not achieved. It is created by God’s word in Christ. H.A Williams, via Madeline L’Engle, Walking On Water

The week ‘s wrung me out with the constant upset of a house filled with colds and sleepless nights for a chain of days on end. The schedule fell between the cracks as I watched the sun rise each morning, through bleary, heavy eyes and a heart weighted down with a rap sheet of mishaps and forgotten chores. Laundry threatens to swallow me right up, and the dog stinks and needs a good clipping.

In my frustration over a long week where every moment turned opposite of the way I willed it to, I find I’ve stuffed God into a box, determining for myself how He will answer my prayers–or not. 

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Worship Through the Eyes of a Child

My knees practically touch my chin as we sit in a rain drop of little chairs. That’s what we call it now, this circle made by their own 4 and 5 year-old hands. When one notices most of us funneled together on one end, she comments “We took the circle and made it better. We made a rain drop.”

We decide then to worship in the rain here every Sunday. And my cup overflows…

I can’t help but laugh when I think of how I prepared for this lesson. How I expected to teach them new discoveries. New words to use in everyday conversations.

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Comparison Is An Ugly Thing

I recently began homeschooling my 7th grade daughter. This is nothing unique. There are many moms who homeschool. But what makes my situation different from that of many other homeschooling moms is that I work full-time, outside of the home, four days a week. Yet, I have chosen to homeschool.

After my daughter finished her elementary school tenure, I became restless in my heart for her. I began to ask the Lord if I could perhaps be a homeschool mom. Call me crazy, but I was willing to add one more thing to my plate in order to do what I felt was best for her.

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Exposed and Real

My grandmother used to call it “putting on” her face.


Concealer, foundation, blush, shadow, eye liner, mascara, and lip gloss.

I refuse to leave the house without makeup. I’ve even been known to go into surgery wearing a little bit of mascara. I know we’re supposed to go under the knife sans products, but I just feel so naked without lashes and lip gloss.

Do you feel exposed and vulnerable without concealer and color?

Standing in front of the mirror the other morning, I realized I have lots of flaws and imperfections that I try to cover up and hide .

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