Forgetting the most important thing

“Mum! We have to turn around! I forgot something!” My three sons are creative at the best of times, but during this extended time at home, they’ve produced even more than usual. (My house is testament to this fact. At this very moment, I have...

Don’t stop dreaming

I once heard the story of a town whose residents were informed of a giant dam to be built which would flood their beloved town. Their homes, businesses, restaurants, parks, and places of recreation would lie forever buried in a watery grave. However, completion of the...

Distraction: A dangerous weapon

“You know, if you stuck around longer than 2.2 seconds, you’d score more food.” I glanced down, but the furry ball of gray had already bounded down the basement steps out of sight. While grocery shopping last week, I found a large tray of chicken on...

When God pulls you out of the way

Back when I was a daycare mama to ten (yep, ten!) kiddos, we spent a lot of time outside. If the weather permitted, we headed outside as soon as breakfast was cleaned up and stayed outdoors until lunch. On this particular sunny morning, I pushed one of my little girls...

What to do when the pressure builds up

I’m not exactly proud of it, but I’ve put a hole in the ceiling of a parsonage. To be fair, the pastor of the church was also involved. So there’s that. But most of it was my fault. Years ago when I was a teenager, my brother and I traveled to...

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