I don’t see it until we write that second list. Placing it next to the first, we see what we did not glimpse in the midst of time passing.
I have tried not to write about this. It is so hard. So unspeakably hard. A mother and father staring into death. A precious girl found without breath.
Advent is here, and just like every year, I feel terribly unprepared. Not only because I have planned nothing, but because I’m terrified that if I do dare to plan, Advent will be lost.
Each time I would place pen to paper to write about my child, I would ask myself if this was a tale of fiction.
He caught my nervous upward glance. Dark clouds pressed in on two sides. And then he turned to our son.
I want him immersed in the breathtaking story of Scripture. That’s just what Zondervan’s new NIrV Illustrated Holy Bible for Kids has put into motion.
We can send our children off on the first day with all the right supplies, but if we don’t send them off with intentional prayers, we’re missing our chance to spiritually prepare.
I know that this mothering instinct — to protect my children at all cost from the horrors and devastations of this world — cannot drive me to run away. No, it needs to press me to consider what I’ll run to.
Raising kids stirs something deep in our souls — an innate knowing that our time is finite. Taking my kids outside in creation, I’m discovering how to stretch our time and pack it to the brim with meaning. God’s creativity provides the riches of resources for teaching the next generation who He is and how He loves us. Join our adventure and discover inspiration and resources for refusing rush, creating habits of rest, living intentionally, and making the most of this beautiful life!