Posts about Wisdom

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 […]

Second Glances, Second Chances

Posted by Guest Blogger on November 21, 2019 in Contributing Author, Faith, Hope, Wisdom

It was an ordinary morning in late May, when most of the spring blooms had already come and nearly gone. I stood at the bay window at the back of the house, letting the spotty stream of morning sun bathe and warm my bare toes.  As I stood, I began to notice the towering tree […]