Free to Receive

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He was on my computer this morning. Without asking. I’m learning much from our sons these days. Always learning, but especially now my ears are perked to listen and eyes set to notice. There’s much to gain when we make ourselves available to be students, in addition to teachers. After much back-and-forth and lack of truth-telling, the boy caved. With …

How we come to listen

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Lying down. The moment I lay down next to him in his cozy bed, he opens his mouth. Out pours all the pain underneath of what we just experienced to be a three-hour angry outburst. Words come. Tears follow. I hold him and his brave elementary age, boy-man tears while he shares and talks and asks and processes. He experiences, …

I Appreciate You

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Friends, there aren’t adequate words to thank you for your prayers and kind words. For local dinners and flowers and emails sent from afar. Quite humbling being on the receiving end, but I’m just goin’ with it. If you’re new to my Umi situation, long story short: Doctors found a mass in my ureter (which I named Umi). The first …

For everything there is a season, and all that sort of truthful nonsense

bekah Faith 4 Comments

Can I get a hand in the air if anyone else’s week has been sprinkled with crazy? Are you feeling a bit thready and overwhelmed? If one more person tells you, This is just a season, are you tempted to gouge your eyes out with an ice cream spoon? By the show of hands, it’s safe to assume we’ve all sat in the uncomfortable-overwhelmed …