William had a tick on his ankle yesterday. That was our first encounter with that particular grossness. Wow. Yuck. Said tick was in the woods somewhere — a place William is very happy to be these days. He follows Jameson quite happily. If they’re not in the woods, they’re on their bikes — William continuing [...]
Archive for April, 2012
dutch babies; jameson watching siblings and friends; playing with dolls; slipping away for a walk with william; grown boys at play; sharing quiet time finds; extra place settings for company; first ponytails and sweet friends.
This Mary Engelbreit illustration has been the theme of my day. It could make you cry, but it could make you laugh, too, right? Come on — with crazy red hair like that, at least the rest of the world is laughing!
This morning I made a list of to-do’s. Sometimes I do this, sometimes I [...]
Sin certainly hampers joy, doesn’t it?
But: there’s the Cross.
I’m reminded of this as I ponder joy and the things that stand between it and me.
The cross means that the sorrow of sin is no longer where I have to live. Repentance restores joy.
Repentance is a process, yes, but it’s also quick. It’s saying, Yes, I [...]
One of our very favorite story books is this, Patsy Scarry’s Big Bedtime Storybook. It’s out of print, but the good news is that you can buy it for about a dollar! My dad would read these charming little stories to us at bedtime, and now the boys ask for them all the time. The [...]
Something stirred this thought again today, and so I share it:
We were exhorted yesterday, reminded of things we ought not forget, and yet somehow always do. I was listening, really listening, and I want to rise to the challenge to love Jesus according to His great example and not according to the world’s sensibility.