A Time for Lament

Last week, my oldest son started kindergarten. Having heard stories from other parents about sobbing in the car after drop off, and knowing myself to be a crier, I anticipated the worst. But he was so excited and ready to be there that I was able to give him a quick hug and a waveContinue reading “A Time for Lament”

Granting Wisdom

Many mornings at our house begin the same way: my boys wake me up and then watch a video while I take a shower. Then we all shuffle into the kitchen, and as I put the waffles in the toaster, the brotherly battle begins. Hungry and a little bored as they wait for their food,Continue reading “Granting Wisdom”

Entering the Doorway of Parenthood

As the sun was turning the western sky an unspeakably beautiful shade of rose, my husband and I sat in rush hour traffic. We were on the way to the hospital for the birth of our first child, and fortunately for me, I was not yet in active labor, so I had the luxury ofContinue reading “Entering the Doorway of Parenthood”

Peace Begins with Me

Quick: When you read the word “peace,” what do you think of? If you could take more time, how would you define peace? If you could take even more time, what plan would you draw up to promote peace around the world? A few days ago, a friend of mine gave me a card smallContinue reading “Peace Begins with Me”