Monthly archive for ‘ July, 2013 ’

A Greater Celebration

16th July 2013 | 0 Comments

On Saturday, Joel celebrated his first birthday at home in four years. I just had to throw a party. The invitees were a random assortment of people Joel works with, friends from our church, family, and friends from “of old.” The venue was our cozy yard, with a fire pit in the center of a […]

Lessons Learned and Relearned

10th July 2013 | 0 Comments

Yesterday Joel was informed by his probation officer that he will not be allowed to see his nieces and nephews during our trip to Florida in a couple weeks. Although I had tried not to get my hopes up that Joel would be allowed to be with our family in Florida, including the kids, this […]

Search Me

6th July 2013 | 1 Comment

Several months ago I (trepidatiously) embarked upon a spiritual “experiment” of sorts. I felt compelled to pray Scripture, imparticular three passages: “Search my heart, O God, and know my thoughts….see if there be any wicked way in me…lead me in your everlasting way. Cleanse my heart, O God, and open my eyes to see wondrous […]