Hanging On Until the Milk Expires

I have never lost a child and I know for certain that I have absolutely no clue about what it’s like to experience such horrible grief.  But if I ever do, my friend Shelley is one of the first people I would call.  That’s because Shelley is real even as she writes about her raw grief. I had known her son Joseph as a child and was just learning to re-know him in the months before … Read more

A Growing Pile of Pennies

I came across this post a few weeks ago on Luci’s blog at Properties of Light.  I asked permission from the author, my friend Dorcas, who is an author of five books and blogs at Life in the Shoe.  Dorcas graciously gave me permission to share this.  Be sure to visit her blog at: www.dorcassmucker.blogspot.com/ This story so resonated with me, and I am certain it will with you as well. A Growing Pile of Pennies This … Read more

First Things First: Just Hush!

Hush.  Just Hush. That’s what God told me to do. There’s an eleven-year-story here. It’s a good story, I’m telling you. It’s good, not because we are, but because God is good. But first, a true story from the Bible and a sermon from that story. One Sunday our pastor preached about the time the Children of Israel left Egypt and their life of slavery. You might know the story of the time Moses led … Read more

A Survey For My Readers

  It’s August.  That means summer is nearly over and schools are about to open.  Have you been as busy as I have?! If you’ve been reading my blog regularly, would you help me out by filling out this survey via Survey Monkey?  It will  help me learn to know my readers better.  I hope to get a feel for the struggles you have and the trials you face. And, in case you’re wondering, I … Read more

Persistence: A Mother’s Fight


Plucky Mama. She is a plucky little thing, our wren. But then, she’s a mother, and I haven’t met a mom yet who wasn’t plucky when it came to her children.  She definitely has that nesting instinct! I first discovered evidence of her pluck when it was time to do laundry one Monday morning. The kids were in school, and when I reached into my clothespin bag hanging on the screened-in porch, I found a … Read more