Children

What’s Your Super Power?

What’s Your Super Power?

Have you ever noticed that children have special eyesight? It’s some kind of super power babies have inherently at birth, buried beneath their smell of baby powder and sound of cooing. When they grow into toddlers, they can see things completely invisible to adults, and then as teenagers, they have a slight setback of multiple […]

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One Way To Hear God’s Heart Beat

One Way To Hear God’s Heart Beat

Words I never dreamed I’d hear in all my twenties or thirties, I now enjoy from time to time in my late forties. But they often have come at a painful cost. “Mommy, just snuggle me.” Blink, blink. My shoulders dropped while a smile rose across my face. The request came with laundry in my […]

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Disney’s Revelations Three Feet High

Disney’s Revelations Three Feet High

You know how little kids are. They can crack through any curmudgeon’s scowl when they use over-sized words or misapply vocabulary. Then, if it’s a pastor’s kid, Bible stories, interpretations of God and explanations of the world should be recorded for future laughs or blackmail when they get older. One morning, a conversation with my […]

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When Mother’s Day Hurts

When Mother’s Day Hurts

I stared over my mother’s shoulder as our newly bundled gift of grace lay silent and secure in his fleece green swaddle. Head covered in thick, black, baby-soft hair with cheeks pink and vibrant. Unintentional hues of spring greens filled the room seemingly applauding this life that was added surprisingly to us in our ending […]

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When the Father Raises Our Kids

Filed in Children, Parenting by on April 23, 2014 4 Comments
When the Father Raises Our Kids

As my arthritic thumb flicked through Instagram, I stopped and stared at a small collage of photos a friend posted of her children playing with neighbors. Little snapshots of giant grins and belly laughter I could hear through my screen. Tears welled up in my eyes. “Lord, I know I’ve complained in the past, but […]

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What Does Love Look Like?

Filed in Children, Devotion, Parenting by on January 15, 2014 0 Comments
What Does Love Look Like?

(This was one of the most popular posts on my original blog and since something similar happened just recently, I thought I’d repost.) A little lisp snuck up behind me at the kitchen sink and said “I have a thur-prithe (surprise) for you Mommy! Squash your eyes shut!” The out-of-breath commander just lost her first […]

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What Is Love?

Filed in Children, Parenting by on September 21, 2013 0 Comments
What Is Love?

A little lisp snuck up behind me at the kitchen sink and said “I have a thur-prithe (surprise) for you Mommy! Squash your eye shut!” The out of breath commander just lost her first two teeth and every word snares my attention. With both eyes obediently shut, I spun around with exaggerated excitement and responded, […]

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