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On Being Okay with Whatever Happens

On Being Okay with Whatever Happens

One of the biggest challenges of being a Christian – maybe even a human – is relinquishing control. I don’t mean personal control over things like the words we speak, our reactions or behavior, although, those can be challenging too. Rather, it’s the things that […]

What I’ve Learned After Almost 8 Years of Being Estranged from my Adult Child

What I’ve Learned After Almost 8 Years of Being Estranged from my Adult Child

What have I learned from working through estrangement emotions in these past 8 years? More things than I can write in this space, but here are some of the most important:

The Source of my Shame

The Source of my Shame

  It’s been 2 1/2 years – years! – since I wrote anything here.  Because in all honesty, I’ve been broken.  I’ve been living with a weird kind of grief and I’ve been living with a secret shame.  But I can’t keep hiding behind my […]

I’m Guilty

  If I sat down and listed all the things I do wrong, I probably wouldn’t finish until the day I died. I guess I’m a pretty critical, judgmental person. There.  I’ve said it.  I am;  I’m judgmental and overly critical. A lot. The thing […]

Grace is Hard, And Yet…

Lately, I’ve been having some conversations with friends and family about, well… friends and family.  If you’ve read my previous posts about my prodigal, you’ll understand that he weighs heavy on my heart. Despite giving the situation to God, it feels as if someone’s left […]

A Letter to my Adult Prodigal

  To my Beloved Child, There are always two sides to every story.  Two perspectives, if you will.  Before you read anything else, know this: I love you. I will always love you. Until the day I die, nothing will change that, and I do […]

Give Someone a Hug Today

This is our 2nd son.  He’s in the Air Force overseas, and this picture was taken last May before he shipped out to his first duty station.  He’ll be deploying to “the sandbox” a month from today. For OPSEC purposes, that’s all that can be […]

Monday Morsels 10.13.14

Monday Morsels 10.13.14

We’ve had a tentative dip into fall here.  Several days of cool weather, followed by a brief sub-freezing snap, rebounding with a LOT of days of almost summer-like rain and sun.  I’m glad I didn’t put on my flannel sheets just yet.  It’s been kind […]

Sons of David

Sons of David

I had a difficult and highly disappointing conversation with one of my sons the other day.  After ending the discussion, I was just…. wrecked. I try to remain optimistic most of the time, but some times are just harder than others, aren’t they?  I’m only human with limited […]

The Worst of Homeschooling

The Worst of Homeschooling

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times….  Dickens While our family primarily had a positive experience with homeschooling, it was not without its bumps. But hey, that’s life, huh? Over the course of some 19-20 years worth of educating my […]