Sunday Scripture It's been so long since I administered a standardized test to a first grader that I had almost forgotten the most crucial skill being assessed is a little boy's ability to sit still for twenty to thirty minutes at a time while attending to academic material. Even with frequent and very stimulating breaks--butterfly… Continue reading What Obstacles Stand in the Way of Your Daily Endurance Test?
What Does Suffering Have to Do With Hope?
Sunday Scripture My youngest son leaves for college at the end of August--or at least that's the plan. College in the age of COVID-19 involves a certain amount of uncertainty. To date, four of his seven classes have been declared "remote," but no one has even come close to answering his questions about how one… Continue reading What Does Suffering Have to Do With Hope?
When You Just Can’t Take It Any Longer
Over the weekend, I sat between two of my grandchildren and read them a story for the first time since we began sheltering at home. We celebrated the relaxation of strict quarantine here in rural Maine with our little group of eight. As everyone feasted on pizza and whoopie pies, I prayed that I would… Continue reading When You Just Can’t Take It Any Longer
Blessed Are Those Who Persevere
Close your eyes and do not peek, And I’ll rub spring across your cheek. Smooth as satin, soft and sleek, Now close your eyes and do not peek. I can’t begin to count how many times my husband has come home from a spring outing with these words from his childhood . . . and… Continue reading Blessed Are Those Who Persevere