Jonah Syndrome

The book of Jonah is only four chapters long, but in those four chapters, we see some great and mighty things that the Lord accomplished in rescuing Jonah and saving a nation. But unlike many fairy tales, the book does not conclude with a happy ending.  The nation of Nineveh has come to repentance and …

Glimpses of Home

Ecclesiastes talks about how God has set eternity in our hearts. Deep within us there is not only a longing for home, but a moving of our soul when we see or experience just a glimpse of what heaven will be like. As we stood on the beach and listened to the waves my heart …

“Hey, Mom”

At one time it was all I could think about. I dreamed of the day when I would be a mom.  When this little one arrived over a decade ago, it was pure joy. I loved being a mom, I still do.  I just didn't realize my name would be "Hey Mom" or that I …

Bomb Gardening

I think my thumb is more brown than green. I am not afraid of dirt and my propensity for getting messy is somewhat legendary to my family (I am not really one that buys white clothing anymore because of it). I enjoyed working in our garden when we had one, but I do not have …

Never Famished

My daughter is a pure delight except when she is hungry. We call it hangry.  The challenge is the fact that it seems as if her stomach is a bottomless pit and "I’m hungry" are her two favorite words. She has been this way since she was little. She is a grazer. In essence, she …

The Waiting Room

 The waiting was so hard. Time passed at an unbearably slow pace that causes each moment of uncertainty to linger.  My mind was a tug of war between fear of what would be and desperately crying out to God for a miracle.  The days of uncertainty have weighted down my heart so there is very …