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6 Months to See God is Good

6 Months to See God is Good

Today Dominic would have been 6 months old. He and I share a “31st” – his birthday was July 31, and mine is March 31. Interesting how life can change the impact numbers can have. Today’s numbers, the 31st, and 6 months, definitely hit home. I did, today, what I haven’t done in quite a […]

Missing Memorial Sunday

Missing Memorial Sunday

Yesterday was Memorial Sunday at our church. That’s the time when they show a video with pictures to remember all of the members who have passed away in the previous year. Every other year, it was kind of no big deal. Many of the members were elderly, and a lot of them I didn’t know, […]

Where God Is Found

Where God Is Found

Losing my son has helped me figure out where God is found. I’m not proud of that fact. That it took the death of my perfect little man to let me truly see where God is, but it did. And, now that I’ve figured out where He is, I’m realizing just how much of my […]

Child Sacrifice: Not So Far From Moloch

Child Sacrifice: Not So Far From Moloch

Sometimes some of the things we do in (home) school remind me of themes much bigger than school. Yeah, that happened again this week. During our literature time, we read a historical fiction novel called Hittite Warrior. It’s set in ancient Mesopotamia, covering the saga of a Hittite man, named Uriah, who travels from Hatti […]

The Amazing Power of Snow

The Amazing Power of Snow

It got the whole family atwitter…the news that we’d be getting 4-6 inches of snow! And when it came, as it normally does, it took center stage. Have you ever noticed how much power snow has? Kids get out of school. Parents get off from work. Children get up extra early with excitement. Stores close. […]

A Big Task Girl in a Small Kingdom World

A Big Task Girl in a Small Kingdom World

I am a big task kind of gal. Seriously. I’d much rather put together a huge training on how to work with at-risk kids than make a meal. I’d rather redecorate an entire room than clean out a closet. I’d rather write a series on same sex marriage than call someone back to return a […]

Planned Parenthood: Allowing Us All to be a Part of Killing Babies

Planned Parenthood: Allowing Us All to be a Part of Killing Babies

I just have to say, I hate Planned Parenthood. Kind of hard for me to have any good feelings about an organization dedicated to helping a woman kill her baby, when I couldn’t even choose to keep mine alive. I know all of the facts, and am well-educated on the arguments about how the organization […]

When General Prayers Just Aren’t Enough

When General Prayers Just Aren’t Enough

I hated to ask it, but I just had to. I needed to ask the question, to a new friend, who has learned that her unborn child is going to die. Probably even before she gets to meet him. When you’re facing that, questions from people about the specifics aren’t exactly on the “ok” list. […]

My Hope and My Future

My Hope and My Future

Some days are just harder than others, after you lose your baby. Losing My Hope and Future This past week, I had a few days that were particularly difficult. One was New Year’s Day. Something about facing the new year, without my baby, really hit me hard. I’m supposed to be looking so forward to […]

Proof of Heaven

Proof of Heaven

Reading About Heaven I’ve been just a little into heaven, lately. Interesting how you can go more than 30 years of your life, and never really pay particular attention to heaven. And then, all of a sudden when someone you love goes there, you can’t stop thinking about it. Of course the source for understanding […]

How Death Helped Me Hear God Speak

How Death Helped Me Hear God Speak

It’s one of the biggest challenges of the Christian life – hearing God speak. I mean, scripture shows us that, if we belong to Him, we should be able to discern when he is speaking to us, and know what he is saying. Abraham, Moses, the prophets, and many other biblical figures heard His voice […]

Where Is God In Sandy Hook?

Where Is God In Sandy Hook?

I heard about it from Facebook. Two posts from friends, lamenting with shock the horror of some children being killed in school. Amazing how in this day and age the news of horror unfolding can travel so quickly. And yet, no matter how you get it, horror is horror. The news of the murder of […]