Still include in the better yet ideal return home


The ideal return Home still includes someone's eyes lighting up when you walk through the door or better yet meeting you at your car door with an back breaking embrace already starting so you can't begin to get out of the car but not staring through you with resigned disappointment not seeing you as you come … Continue reading Still include in the better yet ideal return home

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Satan Can’t Really Reproduce


You do realize that person you've written off as Satan's spawnis an actual miracle from God, right? That guy at work who's making your life hell? Created by GodThe kid in class bullying you? Child of GodThe family member who destroys all holidays? Cherished by GodWhoever stole your identity online? Pursued by GodThe boy you grew … Continue reading Satan Can’t Really Reproduce

I’m not Ironman and I don’t get a by: 3 Things I’ve learned through Value Statement Development


If I could be any Avenger it would be Ironman. I'm pretty tough. Sure, I cry a drop of a hat but that doesn't deter from the fact that I am strong and confident. Because I love and believe so much in the mission of The Sparrow's Nest I've tried to look into the future … Continue reading I’m not Ironman and I don’t get a by: 3 Things I’ve learned through Value Statement Development

You are not dead to me.


Do you think it's more important to be a friend or to have friends? I've had several conversations lately with people who say things like, "I've just put in all I'm going to on this relationship." "I have to do all the work, they never reciprocate, I'm done with them." "If we ever do anything … Continue reading You are not dead to me.

My opinion of Jason Russell: All of us are just a bit jacked up.


Sometimes I'm scared by the level of depravity and wickedness to which I can envision myself sinking. And that's even with a certain level of self-preservation. Who knows what we are all capable of. The reality is the small good I want to create in my community, my family, and in me could be demolished … Continue reading My opinion of Jason Russell: All of us are just a bit jacked up.

Yet another lesson in grace: No strings attached


I didn't really want to go at all. This side of the family sucks the life out of me. I went because my DH is gracious and caring. I blame him. Among other things, I got scolded for giving an unsolicited gift. The recipient was mad because they didn't know we were exchanging gifts. They … Continue reading Yet another lesson in grace: No strings attached