The Choice

When something terrible has happened to you how do you continue to trust God? The sermon at church yesterday was about the second chapter of Ruth. When I woke up this morning Ruth and her choice to stay with Naomi was on my mind. Her famous words: “Where you go I will go, and where […]

Made with Love

While in Chicago I had the opportunity to visit the Chicago Institute of art. There is just nothing like seeing paintings in person. There is something tangible  in live art that just doesn’t show up in a print or photo of a painting. What is it? Once I heard a mom say that the difference between the two peanut butter sandwiches […]

Super Heros

I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.   —Matthew 24:49 My precious daugher-in-law calls me E-Mom. It is short for Elasti-mom. The first year she was in my son’s life we watched the movie “The Incredibles” together. […]


I have so much to do today. I bet you do too. And I know we need to be productive and busy doing the “works God has prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10).  So, I started out my day with a large, ambitious list that included writing this blog. Usually I sit down […]

Good Medicine

When Sadie, our Golden Retriever, came to live with us it was because we had tried everything else. Despite our efforts and that of medical science our then ten-year-old son, Daniel, hadn’t been able to gain any weight since he was three. In fact, he was so medically fragile that he couldn’t attend school. Daniel […]


 When was the last time you just yelled out loud with sheer, unfettered joy?  Sometimes when I am sitting in church it is all I can do to keep quiet. I want to holler, “YAY GOD! You are so AWESOME! And then to my fellow Christians,”Hey guys, we are singing about GOD! You know, the One who is […]


 I’m a waterbaby. I grew up on a lake in Flordia and my husband would tell you that I have water in my veins. Like the mermaid in Splash I just can’t go very long without seeing, touching and hearing water. I crave being near or in water almost unreasonably. As the deer pants for streams […]

Great Delight

I have about 30 photos of our oldest son on his first day home from the hospital. That is not unusal for first time parents, but what may be a bit unusual is that all of them are of him asleep, sitting in an infant seat in the middle of our tiny living room. I remember that day […]