I am basking in sheer joy, remembering all the fun of scaring my brother Jason. How do I even convey the merriment that resulted from all the planning and plotting? The quiet moments I patiently waited in his closet or under his bed. The restraint I mustard to crawl slowly into his room to scare … Continue reading The Joy of Scaring My Brother
Surrogacy is something most of us haven't really thought much about unless you are struggling with infertility. Today, I am interviewing a surrogate mother.
It's time to send our children off to school. And we all know that going to school can be pretty stressful;
Adoption made me a momma, so my legacy was changed. And, of course, my kids’ legacy was changed when we brought them into our family and received paperwork that said they officially belonged to us.
Adoption makes it possible for every child to have a different legacy.
How Does Grafting Relate to the Family of God? Most of my adult life, I have ministered to children. I love to creatively find ways to get the children to interact with older adults in our church. So when I saw a chance to have a local farmer from our congregation come share with the … Continue reading Grafted Into God’s Family and Producing Fruit
Luke 10:41-42 The Message (MSG) 41-42 The Master said, “Martha, dear Martha, you’re fussing far too much and getting yourself worked up over nothing. One thing only is essential, and Mary has chosen it—it’s the main course, and won’t be taken from her.” How Do We Keep Christ in Christmas? In our anticipation of Christmas, we often … Continue reading How to Keep Christ in Christmas
I'm writing on the prompt, WHOLE family inspired by Write 13 days challenge and the Five Minute Friday crew. We've almost made it to 31 days. You can see what we have written here and what others have written here. I have 5 siblings. Here's a picture of our family maybe in 1966. back row: Mom, … Continue reading Reunions: The Whole Family Together
Memories of Generations One of my earliest memories is a sleep-over at my grandparents. I remember standing at Grandma’s knee while she crocheted a yellow hat for my dolly. I can still taste the frozen tart applesauce made from the apples in her yard. But my favorite memory is the nighttime devotions. A plastic loaf … Continue reading From Generation to Generation
Today's Sunday Lyric is inspired by the FMF Prompt, COMPLETE Building Puzzles Our family enjoys building puzzles together. In recent years, my husband has sneaked into the den to take a piece of the puzzle. We would work for weeks to finish the puzzle only to find the last piece missing. We would look everywhere … Continue reading Searching for Completeness