Tag Archives: James 1:17

All of it

When my sons were young, my life seemed to revolve around the home. I loved caring for our house, cleaning, making meals, and most of all, building into the lives and hearts of my boys. Slowly the enemy began to … Continue reading

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catch and release

Recently, I met a woman who parents teenagers, like me. As I listened to her describe her frustrations, I heard a woman who was striving to control so much. I heard a woman whose heart was cracking under pressure to … Continue reading

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the feast of crumbs

She climbed into the truck and saw a plastic bag on the floor with a half-eaten roll in it. She reached for it, thinking, “I could eat these left-overs. There are still edible, still in the wrapper.” Her husband told her … Continue reading

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empty vessels

Some of my favorite images of the holidays are the tables set, waiting for the meal to be brought in.  Everyone sitting there, waiting, anticipating the savory foods, the sweet treats, the filling experience of a meal shared with dear … Continue reading

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So much

This morning I woke up in a warm bed.  My children were able to have a warm breakfast, put on clean clothes, get ready for school, wear shoes without holes, and drive to school in our second vehicle without worry … Continue reading

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boxes

My family has this odd habit of saving boxes.  My grandmother would often get Marshall Fields and Lord & Taylor shirt boxes.  They were made of a sturdy material that allowed them to be used for gift giving, as well … Continue reading

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