A few months ago, 10 year old PinkGirl and a friend were talking about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. PinkGirl: “Mom, why does God make bad things happen?” (Lord, I’m gonna need your help with this one.) Me: “I don’t necessarily believe God makes bad things happen. I believe God allows bad things to … Continue reading even a princess tapestry needs dark threads.
For those of you who don’t follow me on facebook… Friday, 01/10/14 “that’s precious.” #stuffIdontsay _______________ Sunday, 01/12/14 My son just used the word “solace” in everyday conversation. And he didn’t remember using it when I asked if I could post this. I’m so proud. _______________ The 2014 Living Room makeover: before and during (click … Continue reading facebook fragments: 01/10/14 – 01/17/14 (listened to a lot of music this week)
Eleven year old PinkGirl auditioned for Beauty and the Beast this month. Of course she wanted the part of Belle. At the four hour cast call backs the week after her first audition, she sang and read for Belle. The only other character she was asked to try was Babbette, the feather duster. She couldn’t … Continue reading identity crisis. part 1.
A family in my church lost their mom to cancer last night. Warning: Death always makes me even more freakishly intentional about living out my faith and if you are someone in my life, I will be relentlessly encouraging you to do the same. If you don’t want to hear it, avoid me until my … Continue reading time’s a wastin.
Sunday evening. Easter Sunday. I was sitting at the kitchen table, focused on my laptop. PinkGirl came over and turned my chair sideways so she could curl up on my lap and lay her head on my shoulder. “Mom? How can I find joy in God?” wow. 13 years old. Immediately, I prayed. “Lord, is … Continue reading whatever may pass and whatever lies before me.