There Is No Formula

Formulas pop up everywhere. Yes, they obviously show up in chemistry and math but take a closer look and you will see them in things like recipes, conflict resolution and conversations. For example, when my kids are in a conflict the formula involves: revealing the problem + an apology + forgiveness = resolution (usually).  But … [Read more…]

Come Up For Air

Recently, while my kids were swimming, they had a competition to see who could stay under the water the longest. With each attempt they would eventually surface while gasping for air. They were doing their best to keep themselves submerged but eventually they had to make a decision, they would either come up for air … [Read more…]

The Short End Of The Stick

This week I was reading through Hosea (if you have not read this book in the Old Testament, I highly recommend it). I have read this book numerous times and although I gain new insights each time I read it, I still have this one thought that consistently comes to mind, “Hosea got the short … [Read more…]

Is Your Wound Covered With Band-Aids?

In the crowd that day was a woman who had suffered greatly for twelve years from slow bleeding. Even though she had spent all that she had on “healers” she was still suffering. Pressing in through the crowd, she came up behind Jesus and touched the tassel of his prayer shawl. Instantly her bleeding stopped and she … [Read more…]

The Life We Never Expected Book Give Away

The Life We Never Expected: Hopeful Reflections on the Challenges of Parenting Children with Special Needs by Andrew & Rachel Wilson is a must read! Andrew and Rachel have filled this book with personal stories and biblical encouragement as they share the highs and lows of raising children with special needs. Whether you have children with special needs or … [Read more…]

Get Your Head Down and Stop Swimming Like An Old Lady!

“Get your head down and stop swimming like an old lady,” were the words I heard come from my kids swim instructor this week. As I sat on the back porch of our swim instructors house enjoying the scenery, the ability to just sit, and some adult conversation, my attention was snapped to the pool … [Read more…]