Monthly archive for ‘ May, 2013 ’

Gut Wrenching Honesty

22nd May 2013 | 1 Comment

I have been thinking a lot lately about the value of honest authenticity. It seems our human nature is bent on the fig leaf solution for any perceived blemish. I am constantly aware of the tendency to “spin” events in my own favor, to make me look good. Why? Why do I want to hide? […]


19th May 2013 | 0 Comments

I was awakened in the middle of the night last night and after the typical trek to the restroom, I crawled back under the covers. Recently Joel has been diagnosed with sleep-apnea and given a breathing machine for night time use. It is whisper quiet, and so is he, now that he’s breathing well. So […]

Why We Do What We Do

14th May 2013 | 0 Comments

Sometimes the motives behind our actions are a lot trickier to pinpoint and define that we might think. Certain actions carry obvious intentions and motives. But so much of what we do is  masked by pseudo intentions. The argument has for centuries been made that motives don’t matter, as long as we do what we […]

What to do with the Incomprehensible

10th May 2013 | 0 Comments

Roman is my most inquisitive child when it comes to spiritual issues. He asks simple 5-year-old questions and complex theological questions, sometimes wrapped into the same discussion. Last week he was sick and missed two days of school. After an unfortunate incident in the car without an appropriate receptacle to catch a sudden bout of […]

A New Heart–Literally

9th May 2013 | 0 Comments

A wonderful friend of mine is celebrating this week–celebrating the ten year anniversary of her wee daughter’s heart transplant at the age of 10 months!  Her story is powerful and beautiful, a cause for true rejoicing. But underlying is the grief of knowing that some other parent said “goodby” to their tiny child and gave […]

Naked and Unashamed

7th May 2013 | 0 Comments

Genesis records of our first parents, “…and they were naked and unashamed.” Until…that dark moment when sin entered the world, and they suddenly saw, as if for the first time, their own vulnerability in that naked state. Shame, embarrassment and awkwardness marred their peace. And clothes were fashioned from available foliage to stem the exposure. […]

Iron Sharpens Iron

7th May 2013 | 0 Comments

“You’re good for me,” my friend commented. “And I’m glad God gave you to me for a friend, because you make me think and want to be better.” This was the conclusion of a discussion in which we both obviously had different opinions and convictions, and yet greatly esteemed one another. I smiled because I […]