Wants and Wishes

Most of us, whether we realize it or not, want to believe that God is good.  Being October, the month my oldest daughter was born, I find it impossible not to reflect on God’s goodness as a Father and Creator. The writing I have done here this month is part of that reflection.  So I wasContinue reading “Wants and Wishes”

Identity and Children

“Has your wife held the baby yet?” The nurse asked Nathan. No, not yet, she didn’t know if she could, he told her. “Oh she needs to! Make sure you bring her down here as soon as she can!” It seems strange to think of having to ask to hold your newborn baby, but theContinue reading “Identity and Children”

On the night you were born

    “Heaven blew every trumpet and played every horn, on the wonderful, marvelous, night you were born.” (Nancy Tillman, On the Night You Were Born)   I can still smell the soap scent. Medicinal, sharply clean, pleasant and unpleasant at the same time. This scent will never cease to connect between my olfactory systemContinue reading “On the night you were born”

10,000 Reasons and More

According to Carl Trueman, what preachers do all the time is “teach theology in the face of death.” This weekend, the conference I was attending closed out with everyone singing 10,000 Reasons. I first sang this song in July, standing in church next to a friend whose husband, a pastor, died two years ago, today. Before heContinue reading “10,000 Reasons and More”

M&Ms and the Call of God

I laughed to myself recently when a woman asked me a question that could be classified as “parenting advice.” I was standing in a crowd, chatting with a random stranger from New York City who had a five-month-old baby girl strapped to her, discussing pacifiers, thumb sucking, and sleep patterns. I, who am the QueenContinue reading “M&Ms and the Call of God”