Like a swarm of bumblebees that buzz one way and then the other, their little bodies bump and rub as they move in unison after the rolling target. The air […]
Category: practicing faith
Shortly after having given birth to my first darling daughter and fourth child, someone suggested that I seek employment working with special needs children. I hadn’t been soliciting advice or […]
We were headed in opposite directions, my husband to soccer and me to fulfill our weekly adoration hour with the rest of our brood of children. It wasn’t really anything […]
For years, at about 3pm on Christmas Day my kiddos would hit the wall one by one. After a long Christmas Eve followed by a too-early-rising, their energy stores […]
Heavy with my fourth child, I remember the phone call that alerted me to turn on the television. With my college roommate on the other end of the long distance […]
When our friends’ son entered seminary right out of high school, I considered that they had some recipe for raising such a faithful young man. And when their daughter gave […]
Recently, I implemented a reward system in our household. I’ve been down this road before (many times in fact) with my older boys, but it seemed an ideal time to […]
After a hearty meal, a male dinner guest and my husband reclined on the sofa where they set about solving all of the world’s problems. After a few laughs, the […]
Certainly, she hadn’t inspired warm, fuzzy memories or funny cat pictures to post on Facebook, but still I couldn’t stop the feeling that I wanted her back home. I wanted her to die knowing (as much as a cat can) that she was cared for.
My children and I had traded our usual lazy Saturday morning routine on this wintery morning to pay our respects to the family of a young man who had died just the weekend before.