Thankful

“What are you thankful for?” I asked my patients this question all week leading into the Thanksgiving holiday. This year, the answer I got most often was “Nothing.” I’d offer some suggestions I thought each may be thankful for. Reluctantly, some of them replied, “I guess I’m thankful I’m alive.” These responses just broke my… Continue reading Thankful

Meet Me at the Altar

He twirled me around one last time and said, “Meet me at the altar.” I skipped to my room to await the time when my daddy would walk me down the aisle to meet Ben at the altar. All these years later, I have a much greater respect for the altar. In my 23-year-old mind,… Continue reading Meet Me at the Altar

Hide-and-Seek

I could see little wiggling toes peeking from the bottom of the curtains. Gleeful giggles echoed through the room. “Mom, come and find us!” I called out to my children, asking where they were and pretending not to see tiny hands ruffling the curtains, feigning inability to find them. “Where’s Grey? Where’s Harlow?” “Here’s Harlow!!”… Continue reading Hide-and-Seek

Jesus on the Radio

“Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?” Have you been asked this question while driving to your destination? Maybe you’re the one usually asking this question. My 4 year old doesn’t ask this yet, but the dialogue that takes place in the car as we commute to school, appointments, or… Continue reading Jesus on the Radio

Slithering Serpents

We are big on going for walks around here. We walk to the pond. We walk to check on the cows. We walk to the mailbox. We walk to visit family. We also discovered that, apart from the educational value our walks have, this exercise also serves to expend some of the energy from our… Continue reading Slithering Serpents

God, You’re So Good

Yall, I've been complaining all week. I know you've been there. Too much to do, too little time. I thought about just throwing my hands up and calling it a day. It's just not in my nature to do so. Our kids turned 2 and 4 this week! We had a sweet little party for them,… Continue reading God, You’re So Good

Tethered to the Teacher

You've heard the saying when it rains, it pours. If that rings true, we're on flood watch at this point. We've had to make lots of tough decisions lately, and I have watched my sweet patients in my nursing home finally succumb to the coronavirus. There have been more than enough showers around here, even… Continue reading Tethered to the Teacher

And if not, He is still good

If you don’t get the job. If you don't get to go. If you don’t see success in this season. If the miracle doesn't come. If the diagnosis doesn't change. If the circumstances don't get better. He is still good. That’s not to say that this doesn’t cause a lot of fear. Fear what we… Continue reading And if not, He is still good