Two years ago, I couldn't wait for summer to end and my kids to go back to school. They were two and four at the time -- mathematically not that far removed from their current ages of four and six, but seemingly light years away in terms of development. Then, they were only part-time preschoolers … Continue reading The Homestretch
“She looks familiar.” I keep thinking it over and over again. The woman in my new Bible study group talking about teaching her three-year-old patience. The one standing next to me at the preschool costume parade, making sure her baby is warm in the stroller. The woman on stage at a conference I attended sharing her … Continue reading I Know You
I love good character development in a good book. I love it even more when the setting of the novel takes on a character of its own, the sense of place as integral to the story as the players themselves. In my story, this little cabin in North Georgia has been a lead character. We … Continue reading Ode to a Cabin
The kids and I spent the day in a bit of a bubble, me working hard to maintain normalcy and shield them from some heavy uncertainties our family is currently facing outside these four walls. As far as days with the kids go, this one was middle of the road -- not exceptionally good, but not particularly bad, either. There were a few tantrums on their part and some lost tempers on mine, but everyone was more or less happy and healthy....
I recently had some chicken troubles. I feel like it's worth documenting because a) it's somewhat comical that THIS is what occupies my mind these days, and b) I recognize some parallels in my poultry problems to child-rearing. Here's what's up, and bear with me here because this story has a point: We adopted five … Continue reading Chickens & Children
"When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have set into place, what is man that You are mindful of him, the son of man that You care for him? You have made him a little lower than heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and … Continue reading I Love You Back and Moon