Prayer for all the Mamas

Dear Lord, I have so much to do today. And each of the seemingly simple tasks opens up like an onion with a million layers. You know how I'm prone to panic, Lord, at the busyness, at the clock. So "teach me to number my days aright, that I may gain a heart of wisdom."…

Life is Vapor, Week 12

We wrapped it up last night, our study of Ecclesiastes.  The Preacher has taken us one by one down a maze of dead-end roads, pushing us past our pat answers.  As Derek Kidner says, "The searching questions he has asked are those that life itself puts to us, if we will only listen.  He can…

Homesick, Part 1

Well, I've written a book, y'all!  Over the next few weeks I am going to post a few excerpts, so stay tuned.  Comment like crazy, the more the merrier!  Here goes... I have felt it since I was a child. I do not belong here. I am an alien, a sojourner. This place is foreign…

Late late late

It started on Sunday. There we were, eating cinnamon buns, when a neighbor knocked on the door. "It occurred to me you probably don't realize today is the time change," she said. Daylight Savings? Uh-oh. We are a little unplugged up here on the mountain -- no internet that doesn't require a hike, no phones,…