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Insatiable Compassion

Recently, I finished reading “Crime and Punishment” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky with my high school “Great Books” class in our homeschool co-op. One of the characters, Sonia, is described as having “insatiable compassion”. Later in the book, when she discovers that the main character is a murderer, her response is surprising. When Raskolnikov says to her, “How strange you are, Sonia. […]

Seagulls in Snowstorms

Seagulls in snowstorms, And tan lines and gloves, Rochester near Spring time- A crazy land that I love. We have had a little bit of snow in Western New York these past couple of days. To think that last Thursday, we used the grill to make chicken fajitas, because we lost power for 3 days! The Thursday before that, we […]

The Sin Spectrum

I have several friends who have children on the autism spectrum. I admire the way they fight for their kids to get the help they need. They have learned that while it is important to have expectations for their children, those expectations must be tempered with compassion and discernment. I see this same heart cry in other friends who have […]

Big Church vs. Small Church~ Which is Better?

Recently, a prominent pastor of a mega church in Atlanta, GA came under some heat for statements made in a sermon. He shared that parents who take their kids to a small church (which he considers to be 200 or less) are selfish, because they are not giving their kids an opportunity to love church. He has since apologized for […]

Every Life Matters

Fourteen years ago, I had a miscarriage. It was a devastating time for me, but life continued and somehow I made it through an entire extra year of work that I had not anticipated. I was surrounded by people who loved me well, a husband who shared my grief and faithfully pointed me to Jesus, and family who prayed for […]