Mom-A-Grams
  • Into the Breach, Dear Friends

    I have to look at the bigger and bigger picture. That endings are actually beginnings… That even death is a beginning…

    New American Standard Bible
    “Lift up your eyes to the sky, Then look to the earth beneath; For the sky will vanish like smoke, And ...

  • What do you Do?

    What do you do when your child tells you that she used to think her skin was beautiful.., but now she sees all the ways it can be made fun of?

    What do you do when changes kick you off your high horse of comfort? My comfort ...

  • Discipline

     

    It’s almost the witching hour. I find myself awake, and I’m running on a log in my mind – changing my mind about a lot of things. Changing your mind about God is what is meant by repentance. Maybe changing my mind about spanking and discipline ...

  • Healed but not Whole

    Some of us think healing is something God gives arbitrarily – that is, if He feels like it and without explanation. God doesn’t have to explain, but I have to ask myself: Does this idea match what I know of God and His character?

    Some people ...

  • Raising Kids: Bullying

    Meanness or teasing on the basis of skin color is not worse than other types of teasing. The villainy of making fun of others is something that is out there. Everyone has experienced it, and most of us (including me, to my shame) have been on ...

  • Growing Pains: Mom Needs to Grow Up

    Isn’t it nice when someone pays special attention to you? On your birthday…or, Mother’s Day…or, just any day? My soul position is alienation regarding certain people – people whom I would normally celebrate or expect to celebrate with me on the calendar days… That happens. But ...

  • The Swamps of Impatience

    If you’re a child of the 80’s or, if you’ve ever watched The NeverEnding Story, then you understand my title’s rhetorical nod. Sometimes I feel like I’m drowning in the swamps, not of sadness, but of impatience. ...

  • “Why don’t you like Yourself?” and all the Q’s you Never want to Ask

    So, today I had to, though – I had to ask: What is it you don’t like about yourself? Is it your hair? Your color? What talent do you wish you didn’t have? What skill don’t you like?

    Eventually, the answer boiled down to what ...

  • Kids’ Personalities: A “Boy” or, “Girl” Thing?

    I heard a pastor on Christian television saying today that “women are multipliers” – explaining, that they make much of whatever they are given.

    I immediately thought of the skill my daughter has to design spaces and ...

  • Tough Day, Friend? Let God Handle It

    I saw a post on Facebook that summed up my inadequacy…and here I am. Writing to you.

    It was an admonition to ENJOY today.

    But… Early on, the onslaught began: One of the kids opened my door without knocking first. They don’t understand privacy yet. Then, after I ...