All We Have to Do

I'm always busy, always overwhelmed with what I have to do.  I can't seem to sit still. I spent much of my life being busy, looking busy, feeling busy inside.  I remember quite clearly that this stems from a father that you didn't want to catch you not busy, in case he found something for... Continue Reading →

Father / Heavenly Father

A little girl visited my daughter a few nights ago.  They're best friends. She claims to be an atheist but I'm confused about how anyone younger than sixteen knows if there is a God or not for sure.  I remember when I was that age and thought I knew though.  It must be possible to... Continue Reading →

The Lesser Trials

What is learned respect for earned humility? The natural feeling of grateful reflection of another trial overcome? I, too, have been humbled by the enormous but I have failed to respect the provoked devotion one must have to bow beneath lesser trials. It is easy to comfort oneself after the big mountains saying, "Look, all... Continue Reading →

Mary’s Mother’s Day

From my journal 1993:    In a few days I will be bringing forth yet another child into this already crowded world.  Does anyone really care?  Does it matter that it’s me or that it will be a boy or whether or not he will ever make a difference in this world?  Probably not very... Continue Reading →

To Trust Again

A dream fulfilled. An unspoken reminder that we are not the masters that make all possible, but only the pupil.   Anticipation. How we dread the feelings that it "sounds to good to be true". Oh, please - let it be true!   And somewhere inside my always-questioning soul I reach for you and ask... Continue Reading →

Open the Door!

Before he died Jesus said that if he didn’t go away then “the advocate will not come..but if I go I will send him…” (John 16:7). Did that mean there was some sort of process that had stages to it? Like first, send a teacher (Let them understand Me better). Second, create a Savior (…for... Continue Reading →

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