Monthly archive for ‘ June, 2013 ’

Another Milestone

26th June 2013 | 1 Comment

One year ago today I traversed the concrete sidewalk to the entrance of Jesup’s Federal Satellite prison for the last time. I wore a flowing white dress and curls in my hair. I was a bride in roles reversed, coming to get my groom.  Joel’s official release date, June 26, 2012 had finally arrived. My […]

No Room for Weeds

24th June 2013 | 0 Comments

I spent hours this week end in the yard working on the flower garden in the front and on the side of the house. Since the house we purchased was a foreclosure and had sat empty for a year, the gardens are in a distinct state of overgrowth. But underneath and in between the rampant […]

What’s in a Name?

20th June 2013 | 0 Comments

Since I recently taught the four-year old class at church the story of the Tower of Babel from Genesis I have been pondering some of its deeper implications. The people of the plains of Shiner stated that their goal was to, “make a name” for themselves. They wanted to be known, to be acknowledge, revered, […]

My Dad’s Not Perfect

16th June 2013 | 0 Comments

Now this is probably the first and only time you’ll ever hear me admit that in this life, because I’ve always seen my dad as just about as perfect as a person can get. I vividly remember an event when I was about 14 years old that showed me just a glimpse of my own […]

The Blessings of “Well Done”

15th June 2013 | 0 Comments

My throat ached with a sudden well of tears and I made mental commitments NOT to cry as I entered the full sanctuary for Ed’s memorial service last night. A man of God, and a man who loved people, Ed lived a full life, one that attracted people of all kinds like, well, kind of […]

Is It OK to Beg God?

14th June 2013 | 0 Comments

One morning this week as Roman snuggled with me in my favorite chair, we talked about our prayers that Joel will get to go with us to FL this summer. Travel for Joel is complicated since he is on probation and has to get permission from his officer here, who has to get permission from […]

Loving What He’s Called us To

12th June 2013 | 2 Comments

I guess it’s pretty clear that I’ve been on a hiatus from writing the past few weeks.  One reason for that is our move! Yes, our family bought a house and moved the end of May. Needless to say life was a bit hectic as we moved, while also finishing up the school year. Here […]