The Dutch Rush

They're Dutch and Life's a Rush

So…back when it was quiet this morning, here’s a little snapshot of what I read. Good stuff.

Obviously, now it’s not so quiet. Someone is currently very mad about Lego creations falling apart. Another person is fed up with getting ready on Sunday morning. Three people are already at church. All small people are in their first round of church clothes (read: clothes that have not been puked on, spilled on, spit on, or pooped on…yet).   Continue reading

Sunday morning at our house is admittedly a force to be reckoned with. Sometimes I think that either God is showing me His crazy sense of humor, or Satan is…doing what Satan does.

I often wish I could share with you the special things I come across in my morning readings, and this seemed to be as good a morning as any. (Despite being Sunday, and all.)   Continue reading

Calling Mom crazy is one of the great joys in my family’s life. They really get a kick out of it. Michael even taught the baby. She doesn’t say that many words yet, but she does say “Mom’s Crazy!” with great expression. She thinks she’s hilarious.

But despite being crazy, I was able to read several books this year, and here is my list to prove it! (One of my favorite bloggers does this every year, and it always seems like fun, until I sit down to try to remember what I read. Ahem. This is the most complete list I could think of. There may be a straggler or two…)  Continue reading

This is such a special time of year. It’s hard to believe that just a year ago, we were welcoming some very special people into our home. Into our life. It feels like they were always here.

They already “remember” last year, when we got out the baby Jesus, and the books, and the pretty decorations.

They love the thrill of knowing about a little place called Bethlehem.

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This year I have loved reading Amy Carmichael’s books. If we’re friends on facebook, or in real life, you’re probably a little sick of her. Oh well. I do try to balance things. But seriously. Sometimes an author just grabs us (me), and I have to tell everyone!

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“But all through life I see a Cross,

Where sons of God yield up their breath:

There is no gain except by loss,

There is no life except by death,

And no full vision but by Faith

Nor glory but by bearing shame,

Nor justice but by taking blame;

And that Eternal Passion saith,

“Be emptied of glory and right and name”. ”

-W.C. Smith, as quoted in The Gold Cord, p.66

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