Having a Mary mindset in a Martha World

My daughter left yesterday.  You’d think I’d get used to it. I don’t. When my daughter visits from across the ocean, we stop the busy-to-do-lifestyle life. We go to indie coffee shops and on long walks in the neighborhood and make sure we meet with friends. We bake...

But, Mom, you helped ME this morning

It was one of those mornings. Making school lunches, signing permission slips, trying to figure out the after school agenda, calculating rides home, trying to arrange doctors appointments. There was a middle school gathering/Halloween party/dance-ish event that my kid...

Getting beyond our one corner of the room

  (Photo: Cornelia Seigneur) (This post originally appeared at The Essence of Faith & Culture Writers Conference -blog post) “Most people come to know only one corner of their room, one spot near the window, one narrow strip on which they keep walking back...

Home Number 6 and no place else to go during Christmas Vacation in Kenya

It was the week off for Christmas vacation. Only a couple of the children were supposed to be there. At the most, a handful. It was the week that the children would get to be with family members, perhaps at an uncle or aunt’s home, or a host family or friends of the...

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