Marked by His Grace

Here is Bekah’s reaction to the incident I wrote about last week. We got home yesterday to the mess that we were in the middle of on Wednesday. Charlie had cleaned up the blood and had the refrigerator back in place (and anchored), but aside from that, everything was just as messy as things get […]

Lost ‘n’ Found

Have you ever lost a valuable item?  What a sinking feeling!  Especially when it’s MIA for a long period of time!   I had been in search of a “treasure” for nearly three weeks, having prayed DOZENS of times that it would surface — to no avail! I didn’t relish the thought of the small fortune it would […]

Valentine’s Day Surprise

Two days ago, my husband came home early from work — serendipitous for me because my love language is “quality time.” It didn’t surprise me, though, because, after all, it WAS Valentine’s Day! However, I thought it was odd that he didn’t bring the usual card or box of chocolates, but then I thought, “He knows […]

More of Him; Less of Me

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Common Core and “Chantilly Lace”

The air is thick with tension. It is fifth hour — two hours after lunch — and Mrs. Snyder’s students (who are as sleepy as she is) are practicing with TAXING Common Core “expository reading” and “evidence finding.” Hearts are heavy-laden and burdened with the pressure. We can cut the air with a knife. Mrs. […]

I Stand in Awe

I don’t know how He does it! I just know He does! Two speaking engagements in one week — right on the heels of Thanksgiving, birthday parties, houseguests, hand injury, college class, minor surgery, AND home repairs (which required the moving of furniture and boxing of “stuff”) — all of which resulted in a bit of […]