Finding Grace Amidst the Mess

Somewhere at the beginning of this day there was a plan. Honest. No one told me there would be days like this as I sat in my French literature class at the university. No one prepared me for this part of homemaking. I meant to help my five-year-old son clean his room. He needed a […]

Amazing Grace

Two months ago I shared with all of the NQA readers the story of my cousin’s child Grace. A short recap: Grace was born September 30, 2013 and by February was very ill with viral and bacterial meningitis. She was doing very poorly and needed much prayer. Her liver was failing and a liver transplant […]

A Time for Everything

“There is a time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance.” Ecclesiastes 3:4 A season of mourning used to be practiced in our country as a time set aside for people to show the signs of grief outwardly. Most of us are only able to picture […]

Grace in Parenting

I tend to be judgmental. I admit it. I struggle to stop comparing myself to other women in appearance, status, and in parenting. I see other women in their mid thirties who look like 18 year olds after four kids, who never say a sharp word to their beautiful children, who have husbands that openly […]

Magnificent Grace

Though I’ve lived here (Uganda) for four years I haven’t seen much of this country due to the inconvenience of travelling on poorly maintained roads and mild dangers. My good friend and co-worker is moving back to the states after two years of serving alongside us here in Uganda. We went on a five-day trip […]

P.S. I Love You

I got one of those notes the other day— a note written by one of my kids, folded up till it’s only as big as a thumbnail. Whenever I receive one, I’m always curious as to the contents. What kind of day has it been? Is this particular child upset about something, or is it a […]

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