Welcome to my stream of consciousness. It has been a while since I've been in this space. There are a lot of reasons, really. Life is busy. I'm not making space to write. My priorities are different. But I think the biggest one is I just don't know what to say and have so much… Continue reading Oh, hello.
Wow... April, where did you go? I think I will remember April as the month that Catherine went from being a little baby to a big baby. It kind up snuck up on me and surprised me. One week her daycare teacher and I said to each other, "She just seems so much bigger all… Continue reading //April//
Wow, Advent really caught me by surprise this year. I've been so consumed by the day to day lately that it is easy to lose track of the long game. I love that there are seasons preceding the big Christian holidays to draw us out of our day to day and remind us to fix… Continue reading An Advent Prayer
First, in case you don't get the reference. Go here: Hyperbole and a Half Well as usual, this summer is flying flew by. We got back from vacation last week six weeks ago and it immediately became crunch time. I've started several different posts with updates on the various things we've been up to over the past… Continue reading Quick! Recap *ALL the things*
After this, aware that everything was now finished, in order that the Scripture might be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I thirst.” There was a vessel filled with common wine. So they put a sponge soaked in wine on a sprig of hyssop and put it up to his mouth. When Jesus had taken the wine, he said, “It is finished.” And… Continue reading Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?
Almost four years ago, Andy and I made an extremely brief stop by the Billy Graham Library. Unfortunately, we ended up getting to the library right as it was closing so all we were able to do was walk around the grounds. One of the things that we were able to see was Ruth Graham's tombstone.… Continue reading Construction in Progress – Thank you for your Patience
Today is Palm Sunday. The day that Christians celebrate Christ's entrance into Jerusalem. I think that the way Christ came to Jerusalem is very instructive for us. Though he had the right to all power and authority in heaven and on earth, he rode into Jerusalem on a donkey colt, a humble pack animal. There… Continue reading Just a simple donkey.
Everybody's got one but not everyone has a good one. I am one of those people that got blessed with a good one. But I don't think I really started to appreciate how good a Mom she was and is until the past few years. I've always loved her, but I wasn't able to understand how… Continue reading Mothers.
We hope you are having a great day celebrating with people you love. Please enjoy reading our Christmas letter below. 🙂 Dear Family and Friends, Howdy from our little place amongst the hills and hollers of Pikeville, KY! In this, the second annual French family holiday newsletter, we will regale you with tales of our… Continue reading Merry Christmas!
Only in the past couple of years have I started paying attention to the liturgical year. Growing up as a Baptist, I knew that Advent and Lent existed, and that's about all I knew about the liturgical year. But where did these things come from, why do most Christians observe them? I really think that… Continue reading Feeling the Tension