Category: children

Photo Challenge: Partners (Princess and the Frog)

Daily Prompt: Picture Challenge Location: Courtyard, just outside the American Girl store in Columbus. Shot with Sony Cyber-Shot

Princesses Forever

  Natalie is teaching  me so much about being a daughter of the King! He is extravagant with his love and calls us his bride. Treasure your daughters, and being served as daughters of our Father in heaven. Many of us struggle with being loved…

I’se the B’y Who is So Happy

Psalm 112:1Praise the LORD!             How blessed is the man who fears the LORD,             Who greatly delights in His commandments. Yesterday Daniel preformed in his first strings concert. He was practically floating as the performers made their way to their chairs for the first song. This boy,…

When the Evidene is Stacked . . .Windex

Hebrews 12:10 [Fathers] disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness. 11No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest…

Vending Machine Prayers or Investment Prayers

I have been settling for vending machine prayers: God thank you for this day, help us and bless others. I haven’t invested much into the conversation with God because I am exhausted from the trials and troubles. But, as Brian led our family to begin praying scripture…

Stop to Watch the Fish Jump: Our Elijah Moment

1 Kings 19:…11So He said, “Go forth and stand on the mountain before the LORD.” And behold, the LORD was passing by! And a great and strong wind was rending the mountains and breaking in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD…

Christmas 2015

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service The Jonathan Tree                         Daniel(8) and Natalie (6)   Cookies for Santa, My little shining lights, stain glass window in our church

When Digging a Trench, Assemble Your Team

Ecclesiastes 4:7Again, I saw vanity under the sun: 8one person who has no other, either son or brother, yet there is no end to all his toil, and his eyes are never satisfied with riches, so that he never asks, “For whom am I…

You Drew Me In

Giggles and crayons melted the distance between our sorrow. Sketched out souls, framed together in a mosaic moment of play. I miss him echoed in our quiet parallel expressions of color. Each grieving, uniquely united by the unquiet outline of our circumstances.

Hugging Photos Isn’t Enough

Daniel hugged the plaque of Jonathan that hung at Moe’s Restaurant this weekend. His heartache was so evident in his attempt to embrace his brother. When that did not satisfy, as we walked out the door he reached for Natalie. “Here Natalie, you be Jonathan…

Not My Will But Yours Be Done: Learning to accept God’s Sovereignty

John 19:26When Jesus then saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” 27Then He said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” From that hour the disciple took her into his own household….

45 MINUTES OF MISSING YOU

Blue Men and Women conducted a BOLD LETTER search for the little sheep hiding amid the pride of lions while the mother feared she had been devoured Layers of loss struggled to hope Squawks of Marco Polo volleyed Until the hunters exhausted of the game Silence ticked by until…