Unstable

My baby is not on her feet yet, but already she knows instability. On hands and knees. Rock, rock, rock. Slide a knee. Lift a hand. Oomph – bellyflop. Up again. Pitch forward. Faceplant. Waaaaaa…. But whether it’s learning how to crawl or walk, or simply how to keep from falling, we’ve all been there…Continue reading “Unstable”

To-Do List

“What are you planning to do today?” my Ben asked me over breakfast. “Oh, I don’t know. Just staying home… there’s a bunch of laundry and I guess I have that blood donation appointment this afternoon, however that works out.” Fact #1: I haven’t written anything on my to-do list yet for today. Fact #2:Continue reading “To-Do List”

Of Panic and Promises

Is the world falling apart? Absolutely. Is your personal world falling apart? Possibly. How does that make you feel? Panicked? Depressed? Longing for normality and rest and blissful innocence and joy and… and… ? I know. Me too. But as I scanned a few Psalms this morning, there they were – God’s incredible promises. LikeContinue reading “Of Panic and Promises”

After

Newborn snuggles in mom’s arms after long months of waiting, long hours of laboring. Laboring. Damp butterfly spreads wings to fresh air and warm sun after long days of cocooning, long minutes of struggling to break out. Struggling. Seed leaves uncurl to summer sunshine after long days of being buried in dirt. Dirt. Pink sunriseContinue reading “After”