"Don't You care that she's not helping me?" Martha's words reflected the turmoil in her soul. With so much to do, how could Mary just sit there? Did she forget about their large dinner party tonight? The food wouldn't cook itself! Martha wanted so much for everything to be perfect - the meal, the accommodations, … Continue reading Come Close
Does the day ahead ever look daunting? Do you see it looming mountainous in front of you, and just want to pull the covers back over your head? Sometimes I'm just tired. Other times, the memories of yesterday shake any courage I might have had for today. Still other mornings, I know that today holds … Continue reading When the Day Looks Daunting
"You can use my keys, Daddy," she offered in her tiny sweet voice. Our baby girl held up her plastic rainbow keys as Hubby prepared to leave for the day. Sweet. Thoughtful. Adorable. But of course, completely impractical. Hubby knew they would never start his car. But do you know what I noticed? He didn't … Continue reading Apple of His Eye
Do you ever feel like a plastic cup in a garbage truck? You know, those days when the pressures and demands of daily life are so overwhelming you feel like you will be crushed by them? Like you just want to run away? Or go back to bed and then try to start the day … Continue reading Plastic Cup in a Garbage Truck
Driven by duty, or led by love? It makes a difference. "Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke … Continue reading Rest for the Restless
"Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!" Psalm 46:10. "I don't know." Those three words...I've said them more in my years of being a parent than in all the prior years combined. The longer I live, the longer I'm a … Continue reading When You Don’t Know Why…
"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and you shall find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light" Matthew 11:28-30. Overworked, weary, exhausted? … Continue reading Pile ’em On!