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Today’s Mothering Prayer: Serving

“And since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other’s feet. I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have…

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Importance of Theology….and Childlike Faith

“I believed in you, so I said, “I am deeply troubled, Lord.” ~Ps. 116:10 I am troubled. Deeply so. I have read the blog-wrangling, the opposing viewpoints, the sparring comments,…

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Lay the Burdens Down

Bathtubs ringed dirt from bathing bodies grimy from long hours of stone-picking. I could have written my name in the dirt left after the bath’s draining. The children looked like…

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What’s Next?

He asked me again this morning. Like he does a dozen times a day. Three-year-old Malakai, his sea blue eyes glinting sliver, tilted his head so, and attempted to articulate…

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Today’s Mothering Prayer: He’s Listening

“Because He bends down to listen,I will pray as long as I have breath.” ~Ps. 116:2 Lord, like I bend down to understand Malakai through his 3-year-old lisp, You, God…

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Me First

Thinking of it all begins with me… and that verse He keeps whispering to my heart: Happy are those who fear the LORD.Their children will be successful everywhere;”~Ps. 112:1-3 From…

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Thinking on Time (Pt. 2)

We never get used to the passage of time. Though we live in time, breathe time, watch time, it stuns us at every turn. How odd it is that we…

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Thinking on Time

From the HE archives: Time often hides, rarely revealing her face. I can catch glimpses of her when I flip through old photographs, when the countryside outside the window fades…

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God couldn’t have served up a prettier dish. I have tasted and yes, He..and you…are so good. Sweetest of first birthdays, my Shalom girl. Peace. Shalom.

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A year ago: coming forth

A year ago today, the prayers went up as I bore down…and out of me slipped, wet and fleshy, another face, hands, legs, soul. The cord, pulsing and purple was…

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The gift of sisters…Hope and Shalom ~May 2006 Hope prepared a card for Shalom yesterday afternoon with a purple jewled heart glued to its center–a first birthday card for her…

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Today’s Mothering Prayer:True Trickle-Down

“Happy are those who fear the LORD.Yes, happy are those who delight in doing what he commands.Their children will be successful everywhere; an entire generation of godly people will be…

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Slipping Landscape

Life’s rhythmic lull too often sways me into drowsy apathy. Tonight, I felt the train lurch, jolting me awake and aware. Laying Shalom down to change out of the traces…

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The Message

“Christianity is not a message which has to be believed,but an experience of faith that becomes a message.”~ Dutch Theologian, Edward Schillebeeckx You are to be believed.You are knowledge, beliefs,…

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