Posts about Wisdom

Deconstruction is Not a DIY Project

Posted by Guest Blogger on January 30, 2020 in Community, Faith, Hope, Wisdom

My always-curious daughter noticed a snail on our driveway and asked if I knew where snails find their shells. Thanks to the wonders of Google, I was able to answer her question and learned that snails are born with the ability to grow their own shells. After they hatch, baby snails eat the casing they […]

We Want It Now.

Posted by Guest Blogger on January 16, 2020 in Faith, Guest Blogger, Wisdom

Veruca Salt wanted a golden ticket. In the 1971 timeless classic, “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory,” we were introduced to a little girl named Veruca. And though she may have appeared innocent and sweet — much like the bars of chocolate she coveted — it took only for her to open her mouth that […]

See Your Way to Hope

Posted by Guest Blogger on January 2, 2020 in Guest Blogger, Hope, Prayer, Wisdom

I sit on the back porch watching my two oldest sons play soccer and giggle boisterously in the backyard below. Like many recent evenings, I am once again not feeling well. I like to fancy myself as a kind of Wonder Woman. (I mean, obviously I’m her doppelgänger and often get confused for her. Happens. […]

The Same But Different The Same, But Different.

Posted by Guest Blogger on December 26, 2019 in Faith, Family, Guest Blogger, Wisdom

Sweat pearls on her brow even as her breath forms the cold into small vanishing clouds of exhalation that come smaller and faster when her womb contracts. You could see it, as Joseph does, her breath condensed into vapor for a moment in the frigid air, but she doesn’t. Her eyes are either clenched tight […]

Believe Believe

Posted by Guest Blogger on November 28, 2019 in Guest Blogger, Hope, Wisdom

Have you ever believed in something that ended up in crushing disappointment or embarrassment? Did the experience make you stop believing? Did it make you change what you believed? When we realize life is hard, and some of our believing is crushed by broken promises, unmet expectations, hurt feelings, or disappointments, we have a tendency […]