Disappointment Forgiven

Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seven times seventy.” Matthew 18:21-22 Continue reading


How Extension is Saving Me this Month

Every so often I struggle with what I should be planting. Gardening in Florida presents a unique problem, because the majority of gardening literature is targeting to all of the US, except Florida. Additionally, the state is so long, that what works in the panhandle will most assuredly not work in the Keys. Looking at seed packets that tell me when I should plant is basically useless. Continue reading

High Risk Prenatal Care

I’m beginning to like this high risk care thing. I always thought that if you see an ob instead of a midwife then you would spend 10-15 minutes with the doctor at visits, compared to the full hour that you generally get with out-of-hospital midwives. I thought that you would be treated more as a number instead of the individual and unique pregnancy that you have. Continue reading

A Bedroom Sanctuary Mess: A Journey of Faith

My bedroom is a disaster. It is in exactly the same shape it was three months ago, in the wake of Faith’s death. At that point, friends and I were just trying to maintain the rest of the house and take care of our family, but the bedroom was my sanctuary. It is where I escaped to grieve. Now it is suffocating. I feel stuck. I don’t even know where to begin. But something has to happen.
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