I was recently listening to a song by Maverick City Worship called Jireh. One line hit me, "it doesn't take a trophy to make you proud." I certainly hope my sons know that it doesn't take trophies, A's, scholarships, or accolades to make me proud. But, my language may actually convey that those things are … Continue reading Parents, don’t confuse “Proud of” with “Happy for”
A friend asked me today if I was worried about my mom going back to work as a county social worker in NY amid Covid19. The question took me a bit off guard - not because I had to think about if as I was worried or not, but because I wanted to think about … Continue reading My Very Personal Thoughts On Dying
This morning I will be sharing with the Mom's group at ECC on the topic of family Bible reading. Our family has certainly had it's ups and downs, its trials and errors, and its successes. There have been, shamefully, periods where we've gone months without consistent Bible reading together. And, there's been other periods, more … Continue reading Finding Balance in Family Bible Reading
Last night was a blast...IU women's game to watch my niece, then dinner and games at home with inlaws, nieces and their friends. Mother Bears, Apples to Apples, Skippo, NBA 2K14 tourney...and so many cookies. Not a quiet night, but a blast.
This past weekend I had to make room for a family Christmas present - a new, bigger TV! We had this nice, rustic pine entertainment center, but the new TV wouldn't fit in the hutch, and the pine finish didn't match any of the wood in our house. So...Dan got to destroy and remake. I … Continue reading Furniture Refit