Sitting Beside You

“It’s positive,” I whispered as loudly as I dared, after running back into the spare bedroom.  I stretched out my hand to show my husband the first positive pregnancy test we had ever seen.   “Really?!” he said. “I don’t even know what compelled me to take one tonight,” I laughed. “But for some reason…

The Only Thing That Counts at Christmas and Always

The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.Galatians 5:6b (NIV) Faith expressing itself through love.  Faith — something we think of as so interior and personal and hidden in our hearts — works in a very practical way and wriggles itself into the outside world through love.  To serve one another, to bear with…

The Chugging of My Brain Train

I read an interesting blog post this week that a friend shared on Facebook. It was about whether or not everybody experiences the phenomenon of the internal monologue. It seems most people are able to hear the sound of their voice in their heads and, indeed, have silent conversations with themselves. But a smaller percentage…