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.
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)
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?
"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”