Wishing a happy and blessed Mother’s Day to each of you, my friends and gentle readers. I pray you receive these words from Jesus, “You are truly His rose, the very theme of His song. You are overshadowed by His love as you grow in the valley.” Song of Solomon […]
Mother’s Day is an emotional minefield for some women. I’ve known it’s pain, yet found peace. This post offers compassion, validation of your hurt and a path to peace. Help to release those stuffed emotions and allow the healing balm of God in.
For Int’l Women’s Day, my guest, Rebecca Alpizar explores 7 women of the Bible, their roles, work & mighty faith. Come along as we discover they were wives, mothers, queens, judges, lawmakers, teachers, caretakers and business owners, but mostly, women like us!
Mary’s Diary Entry: 1 AD in the month of Tishrei–
Our son was born today- finally! At times, it seemed this day would never arrive.
I replay the events of today in my mind, over and over, recalling the pain of my labor, the anxiety of wondering if we’d ever find a place to have this baby, then smiling at how it all turned out. My emotions were all over the place! Worried, tired and cranky on that donkey for so long, yet excited knowing I’d soon give birth. My body told me it would be soon.
But then I held him.
Cleaning my desk, I ran across a letter I wrote my adult daughter in 2008 after the birth of her first daughter. I publish it here, dedicated to every mother and grandmother who loves at a distance or has ever felt the sting of failure. If your mother is in […]
“Hey, don’t poke the bear, buddy.” We know what happens, the bear fights back. Not a good place for humans to be. Discussing my elderly Dads progress with his therapist, I asked if she’d heard from his health insurance provider as to continued coverage. “Not yet” she replied. Simultaneously we […]
This is a tale of two men, one a toothless sludge remover, the other a jack of all trades. Both men shared the counter of a neighborhood diner. The place didn’t matter. The scene plays out everywhere. The robust coffee, home cooking and cheap prices drew them in daily. Maybe […]
This is dedicated to my daughter – I will always love you, Laura. Time nor distance nor vile words from small minded people who misunderstand sacrifical love cannot quench my maternal heart toward you, no matter our ages. I love you, sweetheart. [i carry your heart with me (i carry […]
Fifteen days with our freckle faced, elementary aged granddaughter has left this middle-aged grandma exhausted, happy, and incredibly grateful for the privilege of housing her for an extended visit …. as well as relieved to ship her back to her parents. Why? Let’s just say I’m not used to pulling […]