Monthly archive for ‘ May, 2014 ’

Singing Over Me

17th May 2014 | 0 Comments

When Joel was in prison, Roman was a baby who grew into a toddler. He loved to sing and be sung to. Every night when I put him to bed, he wanted me to sing him a song.  So it was no surprise that on visits to the prison, Roman would ask Joel to sing […]

Enjoying the Blessings of Someone Else’s Obedience

14th May 2014 | 0 Comments

One of the themes in my life over the past few years is accepting and learning to live with consequence of other peoples’ sin that adversely affects me. The most obvious case in point is Joel’s crime with its painful, unrelenting, and often unmitigated consequences for the boys and me. Perhaps this is the primary […]

Grace or Justification?

7th May 2014 | 0 Comments

The other day Roman came home from school, and with a woe-begone look on his face said, “Mom, unfortunately I have some kind of bad news. I sort of got on ‘red’ today.” In school language that means he had to have at least 2 corrections for well-known offenses and therefore missed recess time. In […]