Why I Should Plant a Fruit Tree :: Thoughts on Neighborliness

It was so simple… The doorbell rang. With Little Miss on my arm, I peeked out the window and saw a lady I didn’t recognize. “At least it’s not the incessant tree trimmers!” I thought. They never give up. They ignore the “No Soliciting” signs. They knock. All.the.time. Those industrious tree trimmers. I opened the [...] Read more »

The Push and Pull of Love

“MOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMYYYYYY!” She screams at the top of her lungs, “Hold me. I want to give you a kiss.” “Waaaaaaa! He looked at me wrong. He’s teasing me.” ::pout, pout:: “I won’t do that. Help me go potty. Pick me up. Mooooommmy!” “No! Waaaaa…..” Scream, scream, scream. “Mommmmy!!” Forget the crying newborn {though she does some [...] Read more »

In A Word – LOVE

A word for the year. I’m not sure if you feel this way, but I feel like my life goes in clumps – for lack of a better word. Seasons might be a better description. Seasons where the Lord is really honing in on something with me, and if I’m quiet, it seems to all [...] Read more »

Finding Rest

Our church elders put together a fantastic devotional that the church body has been studying. Yesterday this quote from St. Augustine really jumped off the page at me. Oh, Lord, help my heart to find rest in You and You alone. Read more »