Tag: Relationships

Called

We have reached the phase in life where our oldest son has started looking at colleges. He is spending a lot of time contemplating what he wants to do with his life. He has lots of great ideas and interests.

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Legacy

A month or so ago, my husband was considering a volunteer opportunity. I asked him why and he replied, “I’ve been thinking about my legacy.” Legacy? Really? I can honestly say that until that moment I had not given my

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Build a Bridge

It’s time for all of us to start to build bridges. Building a bridge is difficult and requires attention to a lot of details. There is no room for error. It needs lots of hands doing their part. This shot

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Graduating

As the many invites to graduation parties are rolling in and commencement ceremonies are wrapping up, I couldn’t help but reflect on what graduating means. Graduation marks the end of an accomplishment. It’s the end of a long climb. Obstacles are

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Striving

The phone call came. I had just finished feeding our newborn son. My brother tells me, “Dad’s dead. You need to come.” I was certain I had mis-heard him. Dad was fine yesterday. He had been to my house three

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I AM

Moses, at the burning bush, asked Him, “What is your name?” God responded, “I am who I am.” We often refer to God as the Great I AM. Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks says that our English translation is too limited.

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Sustained

Sometimes life throws a curve ball. A small crisis this past week had this mom stressed and exhausted. My son had started having headaches. He was taking ibuprofen regularly just to get through the school day. We thought is was

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Hungry

“Girls just wanna have fun..” Thank you Cyndi Lauper for a great song.  As a wife and mom of two boys, I often find myself hungry, hungry for estrogen. I know you thought I meant food or more specifically, chocolate. While

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As Offered

Remember all the hub bub from Thanksgiving to Christmas about a simple red cup? In the end, it wasn’t anti-Christmas. It was a simple red cup for the holidays. All across this country people took the cup as offered and turned

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Love is Hard

 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and

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