“Great thoughts go best with common duties. Whatever therefore may be your office regard it as a fragrant in an immeasurable ministry of love.” –Bishop Brooke Foss Westcott (as quoted in Keep a Quiet Heart by Elisabeth Elliot, pg. 84) I love how this applies to housework. I have found that in the potentially mindless… Continue reading Wise Word Wednesday
Nothing stays done. Just after you finish unloading that final laundry basket of clean clothes, a pair of dirty socks mocks you in the hamper. The dishwasher that you unloaded needs to be loaded again. The diaper that you just changed is already foul. You clean up breakfast knowing that the lunch mess is around… Continue reading Ho Hum Housework
These are the scooter survivors who went to Bermuda. From left to right: Brian and Tracie Young, Jason and I, Paul and Kate Britton (all gauze carefully hidden).
This is an experiment. I don’t know if I can sustain it indefinitely, but I would like to use Wednesday as a day to quote others who are obviously wiser than I will ever be. The goal is to encourage myself and others. This first quote goes along with my post this week. It was… Continue reading Wise Word Wednesday
Kate said it would be dangerous. Kate talked to at least five people who had been to Bermuda and they all said we shouldn’t do it. Kate warned us, and Kate was right. Using scooters to get around Bermuda was NOT a good idea! Why I would think I would be okay on the back… Continue reading My Scooter Story
We already have the answer to one of our prayers. The husband of the couple who brought my aunt and grandmother to Texas was able to get into my grandmother’s home. This was somewhat miraculous, because police officers initially refused to let him enter. It began pouring rain, and they just waved him in. Remarkably,… Continue reading Prayer Request Update
Images of New Orleans flashed across the television last night. Places I have visited over and over from childhood to last March looked like they were just crumpled up and tossed into streets of water. Places like the French Quarter, where we ate beignet doughnuts and drank coffee are gone. Places like the levy where… Continue reading Please Pray