Making a Way for Your Ducklings

  Having grown up in Massachusetts, the story of Robert McCloskey’s Make Way for Ducklings is part of my genetic make up like the Red Sox, clam chowder and the understanding that the letter R carries little weight in the American alphabet. McCloskey writes about a female, married duck, Mrs. […]

Morning Glory: Not

And then there are the mornings…..unbelievable how some of them go….how we go. Okay, how I go. I shouldn’t throw you into my mix. We can plan how we are going to handle a situation (determined, fierce, go into whatever it is we are facing like gangbusters) or equally, be […]

Bread Trucks, Pursuit and Rest

 As seen on themomcafe In the movie, My Best Friend’s Wedding, starring Julia Roberts, a conversation between Robert’s platonic pal, George (Rupert Everett) and Julianne (Roberts) suggests that it’s a man’s job to pursue the woman in a dating relationship. The fact that this lecture takes place as Julianne is […]

Loss, Loss, Go Away, Come Again Some Other Day. Deal?

Are losses blimps on the screen of our lives headed by the infamous “this too shall pass,” header whose sting fades over time? Perhaps. Are they markers bigger than blimps and more like hot air balloons that ultimately inflate us with strength, depth, compassion, perspective and growth? Likely.

Sharp Edges that Don’t Have to Pierce

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Cor 12:9 Do you have those times where as a mom you think, “I handled that so well,” or, I am so on top of my game here, I am doing great. I know my […]

Milk and Cookies, Moisturizer and Making Me Dwell in Safety

  A glass of milk with something brown, cakey or chewy, being able to think against the background of a still, quiet home and a good book propped between my hands with a pillow against my back are my favorite ways to end the day. So not happening in my […]

Lost & Found

“But in their distress they turned to the LORD, the God of Israel, and sought him, and he was found by them.” 2Chronicles 15:4 We look for so many things each day, don’t we? When we can’t find something, we stress and worry yet when our children lose something, stress […]

Finding Rest in Unrest

“Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him.” Psalm 62:5 Even in the carefreeness of summer, there can still be an unfreeing feeling of unrest and at times, hopelessness as we continue through the different seasons of our days.  There are still struggles, there are […]