Eyes Off the Road

I’m a lover of nature, trees in particular. I decided in high school that trees are my favorite nature element and I stand by it. I was sitting on my balcony this afternoon watching one sway in the wind and it was incredible. The whole thing moved as one big organism, and yet every little … Continue reading Eyes Off the Road

The God Who Sees Me

This is the first in a new series called Lamplight Studies. Check out this post for an introduction.  ◊◊◊ The other day I wondered “what’s in a name?” As I reflected on changing my name, my mind kept drifting to Hagar’s story in Genesis chapter 16. In this story Hagar calls God “El-roi,” which means, “God … Continue reading The God Who Sees Me

swim lessons

One day last week I helped supervise a group of children from our church as they went to a morning of swim lessons. As I sat on the side of a pool, my legs dangling in the water, I watched one of our girls taking her first lesson (she hadn’t been able to come earlier … Continue reading swim lessons

lamb hugs

Last week I wrote about returning from our trip to Texas. It was all upbeat and optimistic. What I didn’t realize – as is very often the case with me – was that I had a lot of pain simmering just below the surface as I wrote. By Wednesday – the day after I posted … Continue reading lamb hugs