The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps--Prov. 16:9. I have two young children plus two foster children living at my house right now, yet my house feels strangely empty. We dropped our nine-year-old daughter off for her first week at sleep-away camp yesterday, and my mama heart beat anxiously… Continue reading Letting Go of Control
When I was growing up, one thing I was always sure of was my dad. There was never, ever a moment in my life that I didn't believe that my dad would be right there. We are a lot alike in temperament, which resulted in a lot of arguments between us, but I never once… Continue reading Happy Father’s Day
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world--Jms. 1:27. She came skipping down the driveway at 1:30 in the morning, her hair an oily mess from the coconut oil treatment she had received at the… Continue reading What Can You Do to Help Them?
We just came back from a week at the beach. We spent several lovely days splashing in the waves, building castles in the sand, and enjoying time with our cousins. But, sadly, we had to return early when our middle child caught the stomach bug. It wasn't what we had planned, but he was better… Continue reading Grumble, Grumble, Grumble