Un-ironically—family is the solution. But you will have to be willing to step out on the water, to allow family to be for you what you have maybe not yet trusted it to be.
Daughters well-seated in Home do not prefer imagined conversations to real ones.
During a series of months of difficulty several years ago, Jesus brought me to this place in my imagination. Very very real to me. I knew it as a wide sky of eternal twilight, just after the sun evaporated behind the mountains, a purple sky freckled with stars. I could come here anytime. There was … Continue reading Prairie Fire
Was it possible that I could love others without the corresponding, crippling pressure to source their current need?
I asked Him to fill it. I asked Him to be my source for it. And then I fell asleep.
God established parenting before sin entered into the world. "Be fruitful...multiply!" To me, this means our ultimate endeavor in parenting is not to instill a set of mechanisms that manage sin, but training up each child as a unique individual who powerfully understands and wields the unique and finished work of Jesus. This triggers a … Continue reading Home: The Most Powerful Seat On Earth
Creativity and ego cannot go together. If you free yourself from the comparing and jealous mind, your creativity opens up endlessly. Just as water springs from a fountain, creativity springs from every moment. You must not be your own obstacle. You must not be owned by the environment you are in. You must own the … Continue reading Creativity and ego
I took down the long curtains in the dining room and let the light pour in.
The noise is designed to capture my fascinations, and I don't notice the invisibility cloak by which the sounds of hell are disguised.
He's inquisitive, into everything, outgoing, determined, endearing and finally learning some words. The best part? He's healthy. I haven't posted about Hirschsprungs in a long time, largely because he began to thrive and we were mercifully able to allow it to sink into the background of living. We have experienced another bout with enterocolitis in December 2015 (when … Continue reading Tyce is 2.