Have Mercy

Photo by Jenna Richardson on Pexels.com I was vacuuming my living room floor, under chairs, over rugs and between tables legs. The sound of the vacuum was loud and the canister heavy, it kept falling over if I moved to far away. Must clean – oh God clean my childrens hearts. AS I ran the…

For this Child I pray

There are times when my words seem way to big and messy for my heart expression. It's effortless to draw a picture with it's neat boundaries, limited palette and simple tools. I can finish relatively quick and sit back and look with bended emotions. Feeling a hundred feelings , surrendering to each one Without confusion.…

No Perfect Parents

Our foxes hanging out under the bird feeder When something doesn't go well, I have a tendency to look back at all the things that I should have done, or could have done differently and beat myself up, but God keeps reminding me that no matter how well or imperfectly I parented He is in…

The Value of Human Closeness

Can we measure the value of human touch and physical closeness? "Sisters" Kim Blenkhorn Presently, with Covid-19 invading the peoples of the world social distancing has not only become the new normal, it is being enforced with the threat of fines. Only in private home behind closed doors are we permitted to show affection to…

Parenting Teenagers

I know how God Feels about his children when I look at mine, all the Love and all the frustration Divine. I’m tired of trying to get ungrateful and unredeemed children to obey my rules all day I know how God felt I’m tired of emptying myself to give them what they need, and getting…

When Christians are too “others-centered”

  Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2:3-4 This is a beautiful sermon Paul wrote on God's instruction from Leviticus, to Love your neighbor as…

saying goodbye to summer

Letting go of your kids   Today with millions (maybe thousands) of other parents across new England , I sent my two teenagers off to the first day of school, although I didn't really send them, they just go now. And I exhaled. Many years ago I would be anxious sending them off, now I…