Judging Motherhood: Gavel or Grace

But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” ~James 4:6     Whether you are a mother or not, I offer you some thoughts to ponder this Mother’s Day with this post I wrote awhile back about that most tender and tumultuous ofContinue reading “Judging Motherhood: Gavel or Grace”

Daughter Fall (A Poem about Letting Go)

Poetry can be a snapshot of the day, a moment, a memory, a season. It so often captures what I find hard to articulate in essay form, and like paintings leaves room for varied conclusion. I have written this poetic response for my blogging sister and friend Karen, for her Tuesday at Ten prompt. ItContinue reading “Daughter Fall (A Poem about Letting Go)”

Mean Moms, Child Idolatry and the Only Way Out

Yes, Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me. Alice Walker     “Mom, she doesn’t like me.” she says in a manner beyond her years. I try to brush it off, give her words of encouragement, but know there is probably a grain ofContinue reading “Mean Moms, Child Idolatry and the Only Way Out”