book, daughter, women

Daughter Project: Part 1

Daughter. A simple memory from the past lingers on her tongue, wafts past her nose, and is set on the table to care for the family that now surrounds her. Whether it was grandma’s cookie recipe or the secret technique for lump-less gravy, she will love her own by remembering the recipes she was taught.… Continue reading Daughter Project: Part 1

baptism, child's faith, promise

Sunshine, Rainbows, and Screaming Babies

Originally posted on 1517legacy.com Every morning, a great light sparkles on the horizon. A downpour of warmth rushes over a dark and sleepy landscape. Sometimes covered by clouds, sometimes shining in solitary glory, the sun covers our planet with a predictable pattern that we almost daily forget. The sun continues to show up, lighting up… Continue reading Sunshine, Rainbows, and Screaming Babies

forgiveness, men, sin, women

What Men Can’t Say

Originally Posted on TheJaggedWord.com It was only the beginning of a fight. She said. He said. But it turned ugly when she said too much. His anger flared, and his voice got louder. She stood her ground and said so much more. They felt the pulse of the evening race out of control as their… Continue reading What Men Can’t Say

advent, study, women

Another Christ-less Christmas? 5 Minute Advent Devotion

MARY Magdalene, John 20 Originally posted on thejaggedword.com It’s only a week away. Baking, wrapping, and packaging. Mailing, singing, and giving. Parties, church services, and family dinners. Frantically running, exhaustedly buying, tension and family stress is building. Everything is pointing to that final day, December 25, when we will culminate with cries of Christmas joy.… Continue reading Another Christ-less Christmas? 5 Minute Advent Devotion