I realized that I hadn't felt the gentle push of the wind at my back because it was going the same direction as I was headed. Coincidently, I was running towards to sun. Sometimes following the path laid out for us by God can be uncomfortable. We may find ourselves wondering why He isn't helping us.
My husband is nearly blind without his glasses. It’s a minor miracle that he can find the shampoo. In almost 20 years of marriage, do you know that it has never once occurred to me that he LITERALLY cannot see in the shower?
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One of my very favorite things about Christmas morning is watching the pure, unadulterated joy on my little boy's face when he opens presents. It doesn't matter what he asked Santa to bring him and it doesn't matter if the trinket costs $5 or $50; he gets so excited he can hardly stand it. When … Continue reading The Joy of Receiving
When I was a young mother, I had to work to provide for our small family. My husband was finishing college and establishing his career. I felt a tremendous amount of guilt because I had always pictured myself as a full-time mother. What broke my heart over and over was hearing my children pray that … Continue reading I Suffer from Mom Guilt
The other day, I met a young woman interested in nursing. She asked me why I went into maternal/newborn medicine. I replied, without much thought, "Where I work is generally a happy place to be. I like that I don't deal with as much death and disease and sadness as nurses in different fields." I … Continue reading Opposition in All Things
One of my favorite stories is about a man who travels for thirty years in search of the Promised Land. Afterwards, he says that he lived "after the manner of happiness." How is it possible to be happy living in a tent for thirty years?