Remembering the goodness of God

Over the past few weeks, I’ve thrown out, donated, and given away a small truckload of things no longer needed in my home. But there was one thing I just couldn’t throw out—not yet, anyway. Like many others, I found myself with more time at home than...

When you tell God your cross is too heavy

There once was a woman who begged God to take away the cross she had been called to bear. Daily it bore down upon her shoulders, until she thought she would surely be crushed under its weight. She went to God in prayer one evening, telling Him the logical conclusion...

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...

I will go, but not alone

Her eyes twinkled and an impish grin graced her face, but she wouldn’t budge from her spot on the top step. “Come on, Sweetie,” I encouraged. “You can do it.” It’s been a few months since I sold my little daycare, but last week I...

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