“I am Pleased…”

When was the last time you experienced God’s pleasure? Yesterday I slipped outside to enjoy a few minutes of late afternoon solitude before dinner. I parked myself under the trees that shade our deck and opened the Ritual phone app I downloaded months ago but hadn’t yet explored. I was delighted to find a short … Continue reading “I am Pleased…”

Ponder

I read today’s one word writing prompt yesterday—ponder—and woke in the wee hours pondering the word, chewing it, twisting it this way and that. It reminds me of wonder, only one letter different, and the comparison delights me as word play often does. I see ponder in neon flashing through the dark night, leading me to … Continue reading Ponder

Thankful Thursday – Celebrate

Oh, friends, what a week! Thursday to Thursday, I'm not sure there is any adequate way to sum it up, but let's try this: joy, and grief, and joy... In all, celebrate. One week ago we were in the final hours of the school year, during which both kids managed to drag out the drama … Continue reading Thankful Thursday – Celebrate

The Kids are Okay

We have completed Week 2 of the school year and I can happily report that we are all doing OK! At least mostly. I think. We've only had... ...one lost backpack, ...one slept-through alarm clock, ...one forgotten bike lock combination, ...one forgotten lunch box, ...one "oops, I forgot to turn it in" homework assignment, ...a couple "oops, … Continue reading The Kids are Okay

Mickey Matters

I love Disneyland! Not in an obsessive, appareled and home outfitted, pin collecting and trading sort of way (not that there's anything wrong with that if that's you), but still, I love it. Having grown up in SoCal, Disneyland was "in our backyard" and a regular excursion several times a year for family trips, youth group trips, … Continue reading Mickey Matters