Category Archives: Thought Challenge

Of Yearning and Discontent

This first week of Lent has hit me hard.  I’m short tempered, discouraged and fairly certain that we are going to be going around in the same old circles for the next million years. Rationally I know that’s really not … Continue reading

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In The Midst of Life…

” In the midst of life, we are in death” says the Prayer Book. About twice a month, S has a late night activity and I put the children to bed and indulge in watching a show. As you can … Continue reading

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Why We Can’t Live With Chaos

  The last week or so had been rough! Not only has Daisy turned into a major chaos maker, as she conquers the task of mobility, but our renovation project finished and I’ve been trying to put the basement back … Continue reading

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It’s Early Morning

It’s early morning here. Still dark out but everyone is up except Daisy. She woke earlier and nursed and bit me and went back to sleep. Thankfully we have a morning routine that allows the bouncy people to be bouncy … Continue reading

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Some Encouraging and Challenging Thoughts

I spent last weekend at a conference and this week has been spent in getting everyone back on schedule and trying to process all that I learned before it trickles out of my brain! I’ve had some thought provoking conversations … Continue reading

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Does Grading Matter?

The other morning Mouse had a quiz in her music book. The boys were already done with school and playing together in the playroom and she wanted to be with them. She reacted in a typical Mouse way- her ability … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Love

Just a few little thoughts from the preaching today: When we act are we acting to pass on the full measure of the mercy we have received? Are we obeying out of a sense of duty or out of the … Continue reading

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Good And Pleasant

Lately I’ve been thinking about the promise that “all things work together for good to those who love God.” I’ve known that verse nearly all my life, but I’ve never really understood it. After all many, many things have happened … Continue reading

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An Absence of Charity

I really should be napping but I can’t settle my mind for sleep… This past week a conservative blog written by a woman and her daughters that I read every day or so got into a fight with a liberal … Continue reading

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With Intention

Yesterday on my way out of church I stopped to talk with an acquaintance. Just a quick “Hello, how’s your summer going?” kind of thing. She’s middle-aged and single, so we don’t have a whole lot in common but we … Continue reading

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