There’s nothing like a worldwide pandemic to reveal how my soul’s peace is tangled up in predictable circumstances and a sense of being in control.
What will our kids remember from this time of social distancing? Here are four things that will help them thrive...
by Meredith Mills @DazzledByTheSon Last week, my hubby was out of town for a business convention, which left me home alone with the kids. We had a good time together, trying to stay busy and not miss Daddy too much (hard to do!) Two days in a row, we drove out of town to meet friends … Continue reading Shields are Not Just for Superheroes
“Look at this picture I drew, Mommy.” I turned my attention to my preschooler’s stick-figure drawing. She explained, “This kid is all alone because his door was open and he fell out of the car.” (In case you're wondering, that has never happened to her, or to anyone else we know.) As I looked at … Continue reading What I Learned from the Kid who Fell Out of the Car
By Meredith Mills @DazzledByTheSon Have you ever experienced a natural disaster? I’ve been through several – two earthquakes while living in California, a hurricane during my teen years in Hawaii, even a fire in the valley directly behind our home. Oh, and a predicted tsunami (though it was quite anti-climactic when it rolled in at … Continue reading God of the Storm
It came out of nowhere, that unidentified flying creature.
My dear fellow Jesus-lover... be encouraged!
I wonder if it’s too late to back out? I don’t think I can do this… My fingers clutched the cargo net with a death grip. I forced my feet to keep climbing. Up, up I went until I reached the platform where our zip line tour would begin. I felt my breathing accelerate as … Continue reading Fly Like an Eagle!
It always makes me a little sad, taking down Christmas decorations. All the tinsel and lights and evergreen beauty - even as an adult, it still seems a bit magical. But now it's over and time to get back to work. And then there's the new year. It used to fill me with excitement and … Continue reading When Fear Invades
The secret is out. This is the real me. A few weeks ago, we joined a homeschool co-op. I prepped my kids ahead of time...reminding them to be friendly, to be interested in others, to introduce themselves. You know, basic friend-making stuff. But inwardly, I was a bit anxious myself. I'm not naturally outgoing. Being … Continue reading Free to Be Me