In his arms–my favorite place in the world. A hug can fix anything!
Denise is a new blog contributor, but has been sharing her art through inspirational graphics at the Won Without Words Facebook page.
We humans seek stasis, sameness, and the boring dullness of predictable comfort, and yet it is the discomfort of unexpected challenges of life that causes our growth, and continues to make us alive.
Relationships, like vineyards, have seasons; each season brings its own style, but the harvest is dependent on the successful completion of each cycle.
Sometimes I beat myself up about not being the perfect parent, or even a mostly-on-the-ball parent. But then I remember I am human. I am tired. I get distracted. I get fed up. There are times I throw up my hands and give up. We regularly fall at Jesus’ feet and cry “Kyrie Elieson!”
The parent with little ones in church always think they are causing a scene. But God’s good gifts are for everyone, of all ages, even those active little kiddos!
My two oldest kids have always been the fiercest of competitors, and since I homeschooled them together in many subjects, it actually served both of them well academically. However the rivalry started off early and was not always academic.
“Vocation is played out not just in extraordinary acts — the great things we will do for the Lord, the great success we envision in our careers someday — but in the realm of the ordinary.” — Gene Edward Veith