Tag: wisdom

The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Genesis 2:9 NIV   Blessed is the one     who does not […]

In my attempt to be a good mother, I check in with my college son with a text or phone call on the weekends. Saturday was no exception as I sent the simple message, “Hi.” He replied, “Light saber fencing can’t talk.” Two images flashed through my mind. The first was a disheveled version of […]

It is Homecoming Weekend. I could have gone to my twentieth college reunion. I thought the family might trek down to our oldest son’s college and take in the festivities there. Instead, I find myself sitting with my nineteen-year-old on a park bench by a pond near one of my favorite coffeehouses. While the changed […]

Ephesians 3:14-19 TLB When I think of the wisdom and scope of his plan, I fall down on my knees and pray to the Father of all the great family of God—some of them already in heaven and some down here on earth— that out of his glorious, unlimited resources he will give you the […]

“ALL OUR BEST MATERIAL HAS ALREADY BEEN COVERED BY WONDERFUL WRITERS. IF WE LET THAT STOP US, NOTHING NEW WOULD EVER GET WRITTEN.” Barbara Ambercrombie, as quoted in A Year of Writing Dangerously “Everything has been said; but not everything has been said superbly, and even if it has been, everything must be said freshly, […]

“I wish myself a shepherd as I lead my little ones along…” Fast forward to 2006–By this time, I am a mother of three boys and my first book of poems, The Last Time We Were Children , has been accepted for publication. Two of the boys are in school full-time, and the youngest is […]