A Mother’s Memories – on Wheels

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. – Psalm 127:3

This Mother’s Day weekend – when we also celebrate 28 years of marriage – is a bit of a bittersweet one. The mom in me feels as if we’re giving away more than 14 years of memories. It’s time to trade in our minivan.

This (more…)

Death and Judgment: The Universal Experience

And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment . . . – Hebrews 9:27

The other day I learned thirdhand about the death of someone who hurt me deeply a few years ago and caused a significant relationship to be estranged. My first reaction was sorrow for her soul, remembering her indifference when I (more…)

Santa’s Rightful Place in the Christian Christmas

One of the scribes came and heard them arguing, and recognizing that He had answered them well, asked Him, “What commandment is the foremost of all?” Jesus answered, “The foremost is, ‘Hear, O Israel!  The Lord Your God is one Lord; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ “The second is (more…)

Dear Mr. President: I Chose to be a Stay-at-Home Mom

And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. – Deuteronomy 6:6-7

Though I have very strong political views, I remain apolitical in (more…)

What’s Your Legacy?

Maybe it’s because I just got over a kick-you-in-your-behind illness, or maybe it’s because I’m officially a woman of a certain age, but I think about things like what people will say about me at my memorial service. (FYI, I’ve asked that Alison Krauss’ “Everyone Wants to Go to Heaven (But Nobody Wants to Die)” be played at my funeral. If (more…)