Is your life going exactly as you expected it would? Same here. Maybe that’s not a bad thing.

I hate surprises, procrastination, and not knowing how things will work out. So I plan for every contingency and emergency, and STILL God finds the one (or likely millions) of scenarios I didn’t anticipate and throws that one at me leaving me to think, “Why didn’t I see that coming?!” And that sums up life, … Continue reading Is your life going exactly as you expected it would? Same here. Maybe that’s not a bad thing.

3 ways in which parents are like God (and 3 ways we aren’t–yet)

I’ve always known that parenthood is how God teaches us to be like Him, but now that I’ve been at it for 25 years, I feel like I’m finally understanding some of those aspects. For example: 1) God WANTS to hear from us. Wherever, whenever. I know this, because currently our family is spread over … Continue reading 3 ways in which parents are like God (and 3 ways we aren’t–yet)

Are you going to let the latest tragedy make you harder, or softer?

It’s happened yet again. Another horrific event/accident/terrorism incident, and in the comments of the articles and in social media we see blaming of the victim: If only they’d watched their child better, or If only they hadn’t been at that place at that time, or If only they’d been more careful, less stupid. If only … Continue reading Are you going to let the latest tragedy make you harder, or softer?

One parent’s response to Time’s “The Childfree Life”

"When having it all means not having children." I read that subtitle from Time Magazine’s “The Childfree Life” and I thought: When did having it all mean becoming as self-centered as the two-year-olds these non-parents sneer at? Then I thought:  When did having it all become the purpose of life? I don’t think that’s a … Continue reading One parent’s response to Time’s “The Childfree Life”