How to Know Your Calling

I blinked. Still fuzzy. “Red looks good on you,” The optician smiled. “Try these.” I looked in the little mirror on the table, a wavy round ball of light. I looked across the room at another mirror – NOW I could see. “Mmm… too...

Go With Him Two

I walked down the street to my local coffee shop, the Muse, and set down my things in the corner with my laptop and notebook. If only I had a pair of Zooey Deschanel glasses, I’d be so incredibly hipster right now, I thought as I ordered my cafe au lait. Back at...

We Laughed

I was perusing this article written to moms of one or two children from a mom of five. As I read it I was reminded of my own mom’s life, raising six children in one farmhouse on 15 acres of Michigan soil. I remember the moms of one or two kids, eyes like saucers...

Sometimes the Step Is ‘Stay’

Let me start this by saying my blog posts are designed to be transparent. But today I want to tell a story that fills in the details left out of many blog posts from the last nine months. Josh started job searching last December as he was approaching the last semester...

Josh: God Never Fails Us

A month ago I featured devotion notes Mr. M sent me (God Will Fight For Us) since they encouraged me so much.  Today features his commentary on a chapter of 2 Chronicles, sent to me via email after his devotions. 2 Chronicles 20 “After this, the Moabites and...

I Bow My Work

Laborare est orare; orare est laborare. My Latin days come flooding into my memory: three years of verb tenses and vocabulary. Latin has an ancient way of describing thoughts that seems to make them instantaneously more profound. But in those years of high school...