When I have a problem, I remember the promise God made: if you ask me for wisdom I will give it to you. So I ask. I search the book of proverbs where it is full of instruction about God’s idea of wisdom. As a flawed human I am apt to read the mind of … Continue reading Waiting for wisdom
Two years ago when we were beginning our adoption in Uganda the whole idea of adoption was new. Originally a family had to live with the child for three years in Uganda before being eligible to adopt a child, but the courts side stepped that law by giving “custody” of the child, with the intent … Continue reading Thoughts on adoption in Uganda
There isn’t enough weekend for me. I want to be able to really connect with Craig and each of the boys, but it feels like bobbing for apples. With a finger snap everyone disperses into various activities, and catching one on one time is a challenge. And with boys it’s just not that easy anyway … Continue reading Mothering boys…
We had big plans today to whisk baby girl off to the zoo, but she woke up grouchy and clingy. She woke up two. We know it’s best to set the day’s plays according to what she can handle, rather than what we want to accomplish. There’s always tomorrow. So, it might be that she … Continue reading Happy Second Birthday Kira!
I welcome something old and solid like one of the trees on Baylor’s campus, so I can lean against it…trusting…knowing it will support me, or something stunning to gaze at like a sunset to clear my head. My eighty pound dog is sitting in the chair with me now and leaning against me. I am her … Continue reading Loneliness isn’t a sin.
I know it is hard to believe when I tell you that our quiet disappearing Kevin has an outgoing stage appearance. He does. His play was last night. It is a one act play and he plays the father of the main character, and later a lawyer. It’s obvious that there’s nothing that embarrasses … Continue reading one act play
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; Yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live. That everyone … Continue reading I have seen the burden God has laid on men.
My life has vibrant color refracting like crystal because I know Rebecca. I’m sure God made us sisters long before he created either of us, and I’m sure to honor this relationship. Even though she calls me mom, and wants me to be her mother, she is equal to me. She needs to get to … Continue reading Sisters
Driving home from my first experience in Ugandan court we were stuck in a traffic jam, and that’s nothing new, except we all had a good laugh because this taxi was in front of us. At that moment I wanted to pose the question to God, “why me?” I’m not qualified for any of this … Continue reading Why me?
“A man came along and found a piece of rope on the ground. He picked it up and carried it home. He needed some rope, and helped himself to this piece lying around. The police came to his door and said, “we are taking you in for stealing that cow.” The man replied, “I only … Continue reading Don’t lie. Don’t tell a half truth.