One sunny afternoon a few years ago, I zipped down a new bypass our city had just opened. The smooth blacktop reminded me of Mater in the Disney movie Cars. I might have even sung to myself, “Driving on the new road.” Until the blue lights lit up my back glass.[Read more…]
My good friend, Kathleen Rouser to the Grace on Parade stage to share with it’s like to be a mother in the wilderness.
Mother’s Day is in a few weeks and for some, this day holds more heartache than happiness. Kathleen knows the heartache a mother can feel. She lives with it everyday. Her story is longer than most Grace on Parade posts but it’s worth every word, for she shares how she, through God’s grace, came to an acceptance of the hole in her heart and found her strength and joy through identifying with the sufferings of Jesus. Here’s her story.[Read more…]
We’ve all been under Shelter In Place orders or recommendations for about a month now. How are you doing?
Our family is into a routine as yours is probably too, but it still feels unnatural, doesn’t it? I long to visit a park, hug my girlfriends, and not need to worry about how close I’m standing to someone in a store. Several times I’ve muttered, “This quarantine can be over just any old time!”
In those moments, it’s a good time to remember the trade-offs. Our immediate family lives in three separate states but we keep in daily contact with each other via Facebook Messenger. Most of us are working from home and one daughter is on maternity leave, so double stuck at home. One day, I challenged the family to devise a list of the Top Ten Benefits of Shelter in Place.[Read more…]
Hot Cross Buns are a great Easter giveaway.
Yes, I know. Easter was yesterday, the day before I posted this blog. But hey, Easter can be like the way my family celebrates birthdays. We stretch out the festivities for over a week, or whatever works for most of us.
So, if you’re looking for a new shelter in place cooking project or know some neighbors or shut-ins that need to see a smile and enjoy the scent of homemade bread, this recipe for hot cross buns can be a fun, festive way to keep sharing the meaning of Easter.[Read more…]