Cheerleading on God’s Squad

Last week when people were sharing senior class photos, someone from my high school posted this one from my sophomore year, circa 1979. I absolutely loved cheering. The cute skirts. The saddle shoes. The prestige and the performances in front of crowds. Because I weighed in at 95 pounds, I was always at the top... Continue Reading →

Do you own your aging?

When I got out of the shower the other morning, an old woman was standing there staring at me. Oh wait. That was me in the mirror. I had just washed my hair, so my receding hairline exposed my giant forehead and my gray strands glistened in the light. My varicose veins, my frown lines,... Continue Reading →

Humbled. Just in time for Easter.

Week Four into COVID-19 has me humbled. I realized this after I prayed one morning, "What do you want to do in me during this pandemic? How do you want my heart and life to change?" Grow in humility was God's answer. Let's face it. This pandemic, this virus, this microscopic thing has humbled all... Continue Reading →

Politics and Devotion: Good Samaritan Government

The stimulus package that passed in Congress exposes the truth about American self-reliance: it has limits. Lawmakers have acknowledged that a pandemic is an unforeseeable crisis outside of our control. Even Republicans who decry government handouts most of the time, concede now that trouble has befallen us and it's not our fault. Welcome to the... Continue Reading →

Certain faith in uncertain times

During week one of social distancing, I helped distribute food. The public schools and another nonprofit had done the hard work of rallying volunteers to donate and assemble bags. I set up a table one day and handed out bags another day. It was easy to keep six feet away from people except during the... Continue Reading →

My Favorite Things about Homeschooling

Since COVID19 has forced families to home school, I thought it might be helpful to share from my experience. I have often referred to Joe and me as educational schizophrenics. Over the 25 years we parented full time, we public schooled, private schooled, boarding schooled and home schooled our seven children. I spent more than... Continue Reading →

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