Discovering a New Lens

Parenting and homeschooling a teenager in the Evangelical Bible belt has not been the easy road I thought it would be. When my daughter was just a toddler, the songs “Father Abraham,” “Deep and Wide,” “the B-I-B-L-E,” and “This Little Light of Mine” reverberated throughout the house. ¬†She delighted the people at our church when she spontaneously danced with pure joy in the aisle during worship. No one else was dancing, but that little girl in the purple tutu danced with abandoned glee! There is a reason Jesus told us we needed to have the faith of a child! When … Continue reading Discovering a New Lens

Fear

Some people are afraid of spiders. Other people are afraid of heights. Some people are even afraid of very long words: Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia Thoughts of fears have been invading my mind lately, but not for the usual reasons. I am a very fearful person by nature. In fact, I’ve been known to be afraid of… Airplanes and flying Funerals Elevators (but not escalators) Spicy food Tomatoes, carrots, dairy, pecans, and now peanuts (make me ill) Roller coasters Long car trips The dentist Spiders Snakes Tornados Germs, especially stomach bug germs Nausea Body discomfort of any sort Monthly period (because it’s causing … Continue reading Fear