Joy

Father to the Fatherless…

I knew Father’s Day was going to be hard for me this year.  I spent weeks going back and forth about how I should spend it and changing plans with friends and family because I didn’t know if I wanted us to be alone or with other people.  I debated letting the day pass by… Continue reading Father to the Fatherless…

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Staying out of the pit of “what if”

I am a worrier by nature.  I worry about what I wear, and how I look, and about what I feed myself and my kids.  I worry that I am making bad decisions and that I am messing all our lives up.  And I worry that one day I am going to look back and… Continue reading Staying out of the pit of “what if”

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God didn’t promise that life would be fair…

Ben’s mom refers to herself the jelly bean grandma.  Before she was the jellybean grandma she was the jelly bean mom.  The first time I heard that reference I remember thinking about candy and happy thoughts.  But to her the phrase has nothing to do with sweet treats.  To her it meant that when buying… Continue reading God didn’t promise that life would be fair…