Grandfamilies: Summer Goodness

Even filling the pool is a blast when you’re not quite four. Cadence, 2010.  Yesterday marked the official beginning of summer. Now, it may be that you know exactly when summer begins because the kids are home from school or the light hits your garden just so or the tomatoes take on that amazing flavor that […]

Weekend Reflection: Remembered

My Husband’s Firstborn, Sean Michael Lagrand. July 13, 1981 – September 25, 2006 Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4 (ESV) Shhh. It’s the weekend. Remove your shoes and step into the stillness. Stopy by Sandra Heska King’s place for Still Saturday.  Then stop by Lisha Epperson’s Give me Grace. Join us? We saved room just for […]

Olympic Gold

Mom and Me. Note the Cheez-It Box in the Background. August, 2008. A Medal in Grief “We did NOT watch the Beijing Opening Ceremonies from my parents’ living room!” I’m indignant at the suggestion, and I can’t figure out why. I’m sheepish, too. So I apologize to my husband for my poor manners and trace the […]

This Little Light of Mine

Be the MomentI write here about Godspotting, recognizing His hand in our daily lives. There’s a reciprocal to this phenomenon: We may, through our acts, show God to someone else. The statement is simple, but the concept holds tremendous power. Think of it: the choices we make in our daily routines stuff can result in […]