Toxic “Togetherness”

There is a mental and physical price to pay for long term exposure to negativity, anger, fear and hate…and when it’s woven into our social circles and daily interactions with others, the cost is even higher. It wasn’t that long ago that I was not only a daily consumer of toxicity but a conduit for…

Rejuvenation Station

“Come to me and I will give you rest.” When the kids were young they would sometimes run to me when they were tired, just to sit on my lap and rest. We’d talk a little, or not at all, I’d stroke their sweaty little heads ..and when they were ready, they’d pop up and…

Running to the Bench..

If you watch little kids playing on a playground, they all seem to follow the same pattern.  They’ll run around, play on the equipment and chase their friends with abandon. What they will also do is run back to mom or dad every so often to “touch base.” This quick interaction reassures the child that…

Gratitude in waiting.

Yesterday I spent about 45 minutes in a waiting room at the ENT’s office. When we finally got in to see the doc, he apologized for the delay and explained they had been dealing with a little boy who had stuck something deep into his ear and it took a while to extract it. Just…

Letting go

I have often remarked to myself that it’s a good thing I didn’t have six children; I’d be completely worn out from worry. But as I prayed for my four this morning I decided it’s a good thing I don’t have just one.  If I had one child, I’d probably be completely in his or…