"Why are there so many Lisa's at church, mommy? What's so important about the name Lisa anyway?" My youngest son seemed genuinely confused and curious one night as we counted all the "Lisa's" we know. It made me laugh, and I think I responded with a light-hearted answer like, "Well, because Lisa is a cool … Continue reading Everyone Needs a L.I.S.A.
“Hospital emergency! Hospital emergency!” My 10-year old was running through the house yelling and found me in the kitchen.
My son loves using exclamation points. Sorry, let me say that again. My son LOVES using exclamation points! I’ve tried explaining that it’s improper grammar to use exclamation points at the end of every sentence, but to no avail. He will read a sentence ‘normally’, and then again with his best expressive voice. He reasons … Continue reading Hashtag Exclamation Point
I know what you’re thinking. Tweezers, right? Well, not so fast. Sometimes it’s not that easy. I was at a church event when it happened. A tiny piece of wood pricked my finger. It was small, though, and I was distracted by the event so I left it for when I got home. The problem … Continue reading How to Remove a Splinter
We are never more like Jesus than when we are under the weight of suffering.
You can hear all kinds of sounds in the forest. My family and I were just in the mountains of Colorado, where the peaks are shrouded in blankets of Christmas trees. I recorded just a few of the sounds we heard: swaying pines, gently falling raindrops, rushing creek waters, scampering squirrels, burrowing chipmunks, mountain goats … Continue reading The Greatest Show and Tell on Earth
I was having a bad day. Nothing was going right. I ended up in tears over silly pieces of technology wreaking havoc on my ability to work. I sent out an emergency prayer text to my husband, because I was about to lose my mind and throw a computer. He responded with assurance that he … Continue reading Dog Days of Summer
At our house, the 4th of July is known as “Firework Day”. It was coined by our boys before they were old enough to understand the meaning of a birthday for a country. They have since learned what Independence Day is all about, but the name “Firework Day” has stuck. We’ve spent lots of time … Continue reading Firework Day
I keep seeing this sign, “DO NOT FEED THE BIRDS”. It’s at the park, the grocery store parking lot, outdoor restaurants, and a host of other public places. It was popping up so much, it became obvious God wanted me to learn something from it. You’ve seen what happens when people feed birds - it’s … Continue reading DO NOT FEED THE BIRDS!
I started a post about Memorial Day and, well, it wasn’t good. I could make up some lame excuses, but the truth is, I just couldn’t articulate what I wanted to say. It was about the value of remembering and it didn’t make any sense at all. Then I opened my devotional from Charles Spurgeon, … Continue reading Remembering What’s Important