As It Turns Out, I Don’t Trust God.

My phone dinged late one evening and I looked down to see a text from a friend. “So how are you doing?” she asked. I wanted to put on a smile and type back that I was fine, but in that exact moment, I was anything but fine. It had only been a couple of…

Imagining Life Without Our Foster Princess

Our foster princess sat in her bed last night and after we went through our nightly ritual of bible reading and song singing, it was time to say our prayers.  Without hesitation she asked God, like she has done every night for nearly 26 months, if she could stay with us forever.  I would be…

Putting the Cart Before the Horse?

Sing, O barren woman, you who never bore a child; burst into song, shout for joy, you who were never in labor… Enlarge your place of tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes.  Do not be afraid; you will not suffer shame.  Do not fear disgrace,…

I Want It Now!

Anyone remember Veruca Salt from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory?  You know the bratty girl who stomped her foot and screamed, “I want it now!”  That is sometimes me and when I read the story of Abraham and Sarah in the Old Testament and get to the intense part where she tells her husband…

Is Anything Too Hard?

Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm.   Nothing is too hard for you.  ~Jeremiah 32:17 Trusting in someone you cannot see does not come easy.  It wasn’t easy for Abraham to believe he would be a father when his body was old and his…

A Tale of The Three Little Pigs

We have all heard the nursery rhyme about the three little pigs, right?  If not, let me do my version of a quick recap… The story goes a little something like this… Mother pig decided her three little piggies were not so little anymore and kicked them out of her pigsty…uhhh…I mean sent them out…

What is it you want?

While I was making Valentine Day gift bags to send out to a few of my friends (be on the look out ladies), our cute 34 inch tall house guest for the next couple of months (see her story here) came running into the dining room asking me one of her favorite questions, “Whatcha doin?” …