Faith, Family, Marriage, Parenting

Waiting with Rebekah

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:11-13 In my thirty-five years of mothering five amazing children, I have changed no less than 5,000 messy diapers, lactated for 63 months, kissed and bandaged dozens of skinned knees, winced at hundreds of flat notes, and spent many… Continue reading Waiting with Rebekah

Faith, Family, Parenting

Into the Wilderness

I was reading in Jeremiah this morning when I came across what struck me initially as something of a contradiction. It had to do with the concept of ‘wilderness’. Most often, based on a kind of synopsis of Old Testament history that I have in my head, the “wilderness” in biblical context usually refers to… Continue reading Into the Wilderness

Faith, Family, Parenting

Pursuing Hannah’s Heart

Have I mentioned that one of my kids is a missionary? Lizzie left home at the age of 18 to earn a degree in Midwifery while serving in a clinic for impoverished women in the Philippines. She has been serving on the mission field for most of the six years since. Recently, after serving in… Continue reading Pursuing Hannah’s Heart