Underwear (or is it, Under-where??!!)

It dawns on me three loads in that nowhere in the jumble of Daddy’s t-shirts and sister’s skirts, and oodles of onesies and shorts, have I seen a single pair of underwear for my oldest son.  Granted, we all know about boys and their underwear,...

All There Is

The ruddy Cardinal perched in the barren peach tree and the Robin who wings from branch to fence by way of the garden, these and more who fill the air each day, pose a persistent question: When will you realize? The song your heart sings is enough; that song...

What Trust Looks Like

  I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love.  To them I was like one who lifts a little child to the cheek, and I bent down to feed them. Hosea 11:3-4 *   *   * I stand in the doorway of my older son’s...

On Being the “Bigger” Person

  When the long-awaited email arrived it was filled with phrases like, we’ll “take care of the rest at our leisure” and “at the end of the day it’s only $150 more for them, but saves me a lot of hassle.” Having asked the buyers of our home to split the cost...

These Flowers

All four kids piled onto the red metal handcart, two in front and two in the back balanced on top of two bags of mulch.  I pulled them carefully, slowly, through the lawn and garden section of Lowes, like one of those grand Belgian draft horses you...
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