Three Lilacs and a Statue

by Laura I had 9 perfectly normal pregnancies and deliveries. Well, my ninth baby was premature but things worked out fine and we had her at home and kept her at home. She was just a bit on the tiny side but all went fine. Over the course of the next 2 years, I experienced 3 devastating miscarriages. One right after the other. I was stunned. My body had never betrayed me like this before. I never had trouble conceiving or bearing children. Why was this happening to me? I had never felt this kind of hurt, this bereavement. As a Christian, I comforted myself with the thought that ultimately we all wanted our children to end up in heaven, right? Well, I had 3 that had made it there safely … [Read more...]

Vyckie's Tour de Crap: When I Am Weak

Okay ~ how's this for the kick-off to my Tour de Crap?!! Actually, I'm not sure if any commentary is needed except to say, "OMG ~ Can you see how thoroughly convinced I was of the martyr mentality?!!" WHEN I AM WEAK by vyckie bennett During a dinner-table conversation a couple of weeks back, Warren was expounding on the children's song, Jesus Loves Me. He wanted to make the point to our children that when we are weak, Jesus shows Himself strong. Later in the conversation, he commented that we should "make ourselves weak" so that Jesus' strength can be made manifest in our lives. Make ourselves weak? Now that sounded a bit odd to my ears. After all, self-improvement is one of the great … [Read more...]


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