Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Book Sort

Therefore, prepare your minds for action… since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because he who has suffered in his body is done with sin. – 1 Peter 1:13, 4:1

During the school year, our books somehow multiply to twice the capacity of the available shelving. Sorting is imperative during the summer, but difficult.

We have books for everything in our family. They’re an accurate record of each interest, age, and stage. Their appeal fades relentlessly as the kids grow, leaving me holding volumes of memories. The annual book sort is my personal EmotionsFest, triggering a wrenching nostalgia.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Holier than God

For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace. – Romans 6:14

When we forget grace, we try to become holier than God. And, frankly, we don’t do a very good job. Once, I was literally one penny short on the change I needed to pay for copies at the UPS store. How embarrassing! Of course, the guy was really nice and told me to just make it up next time. (Not that I wanted to show my face there again!)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Focus, Mom - Focus!

I kicked the bay quarter horse into a canter and turned him toward the first fence. He thudded across the arena, flicking up clumps of wet sand. His jumping style was not smooth, and my primary intent was to stay on board. I was never an outstanding rider, just another girl with a passion for horses.

“Look where you’re going!” screamed my red-faced instructor, as we lurched awkwardly over the fence.

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Stylish Blogger Award!

Here it is, folks! The Stylish Blogger Award! Thank you so much, Amber, for honoring my blog with an award! Readers, you will love Amber’s blog at! She’s very smart and extremely funny. I read her posts when I want insights delivered with a laugh. Today she has a great post called “I’ve Got My Kid on a String.”

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Take Your Medicine

Every circumstance in your life is for your healing and growth, under God’s sovereignty.

I realize that statement could cause some rolled eyes and exasperation. I would not consider myself qualified to make it if my life did not verify it. But as a cult survivor, a divorcee, a single mom, and a woman who doesn’t get enough chocolate, I assure you it’s true.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Changes to Susanna's Apron

Happy summer! This is still Susanna’s Apron. I just tweaked the design a little. (I like green a whole lot better than orange!)
I’ve also combined my other blog, Late Nights and Latin, with this blog. This way, I should have time to sleep occasionally! You’ll notice the posts from Late Nights are now available on Susanna’s Apron. If you enjoyed Late Nights and Latin, please consider following Susanna’s Apron, where I’ll continue to offer Biblical encouragement in the context of everyday mommy life. Let me know if you have any questions or input!