A New Map

The Little One crouched down carefully unfolding the map. Early glittering light of day kissed the frozen earth. Icy blades of grass gleamed blue in the early light. The landscape looked like a living kaleidoscope as the pale sun rose higher. The Little One marveled at the visible puff of air from her nostrils, in the cold is the only time to see that mystery of breath making life possible! A miracle every time… Mesmerized by the slowly dissipating cloud of her breath she focused on the map and traced with her… Read More

He Prefers the Stables

Two weeks ago, I found myself on the floor face up with my head under our newly decked Christmas Tree peering up at all the lights and ornaments, giggling, because the large, gaudy Santa ornament that a friend had gifted me with was dangling over my head, with it’s rear blocking my view.  As a child, I found solace this time of the year lying under our Christmas tree gazing at the lights, and pondering what it was like on that special night as I daydreamed with the aid of  our manger… Read More

Whoa! I’m Hot!

Recently I got a text from a friend who was looking for help in being humble or conquering pride.  The conversation was so much fun and the insight had to be from God because it was really good!  You will quickly glean that my friend is awesome and her heart so good.  Here, with permission, is the conversation: Her: Hey Adel!  Do you have any book recommendations on humility/conquering pride? Me: The Bible!  Kidding, kinda.  Let me think on it.  Francis Chan* is pretty awesome at that. Her:  Haha, of course!  Thanks, I can… Read More