I can’t imagine anything worse than losing a child. When my children were babies and their fevers spiked, I felt utterly helpless. When they started driving, I prayed for their safety. Parents who watch their children go off to war have my deepest respect. That makes Abraham’s sacrifice of Isaac so amazing to me.
Most parents who lose a child aren’t given a choice. Abraham was…Continue
Polyurethane fumes assaulted my nose when I opened my car door. We’d spent a week out of town while our floors were being refinished. I couldn’t wait to see them. I peeked through the windows. My stomach folded. They didn’t look like the furniture I’d asked them to match.
We’ve been in the middle of a building project. After the mess of demolition and construction, we’re finally at the finishing stage. This should be the fun part. Right?
In many ways it is. But it has brought other challenges that relate to life in general—the gap between reality and imagination.
• I pictured flawless beauty when we splurged on nicer countertops. We got two glaring, broken and repaired chips.
• I envisioned the perfect colors for my kitchen. My sample…Continue