I was on my way to the mall when I noticed the bumper sticker on the car in front of me. “If you can read this, thank a teacher,” it said. It had been twenty years since I enrolled in school as a first grader, and I had never taken the time to…
Hearth In archaeology, a hearth is a firepit or other fireplace feature of any period. Initial usage refers to a place of warmth, heat, or fire, or ‘heat of earth’. There’s nothing like homemade bread baked in an outdoor oven. On rainy days, there’s nothing like the warmth from that hearthside! I’m going back home again….
It’s been quite the summer. We’ve prayed over secrets and said more goodbyes than hellos. A few weeks ago I told a friend that I’ve sat on so many of my kids’ secrets this summer that I had trouble remembering what information was classified from whom. Sometimes I wasn’t sure which one needed prayers the most….
NOTE: To share this story, I am pooling from four other foster moms: Brandy, Joyce, Sue, and Suzanne. Collectively we have had over 110 children in our homes. Some of these children were “our own” foster kids and others were children we babysat, sometimes for a day or for several weeks, for other foster moms….
It’s Mother’s day, and I am looking outward instead of inward. Rather than looking at what I don’t have, I choose to claim the blessings that are mine. I realize there are women who feel pain over being single or childless, especially on Mother’s Day. There are other women out there who have prodigal…
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