Today we have the privilege of sharing the conclusion of Dana Yeakley’s post. If you haven’t had the chance to read the first part, just follow this link. Twenty-two years later in 2017 our 40-year-old son, Michael, while on a bike ride in a mountain park five minutes from our house, died of a heart attack. At the news, my whole body felt like it … Continue reading Is Being Content Possible in a Pandemic? -Part 2
This week we are blessed to have a two part post from one of our previous writers and woman of wisdom, Dana Yeakley. This was written recently about how we can place our hope and contentment in the Lord, even during this Covid-19 Pandemic. Dana models what she writes about as she seeks her strength from the Lord. ~ Beth Most of us would agree … Continue reading Is Being Content Possible in a Pandemic? -Part 1
Recently I was asked, “What do you wish you could tell your younger self as you reflect back on your life?” Surprisingly it didn’t take long to come up with my answer! “I wish that I would have been at peace and content with who the Lord made me to be much sooner in my life.” As the words rolled off of my tongue they … Continue reading Content in the Way the Lord Made Me
By Linnette Bachman In my pre-kid staff years, I took a lot of pride in my capacity. I was right out of college, ready to spread my wings and prove myself. I’ve posted before about my determination to be a super staff woman one day who would still go to campus and be an active, full-fledged staff member after I became a mom. Perhaps there … Continue reading She Did What She Could
If you were to journey down the street or into the subway station with me in downtown Brooklyn, you might notice men collecting bottles and cans to redeem for nickels at the recycling center. Or you might see the ladies selling mangos, hour upon hour. These women purchase mangos in bulk, stand at a makeshift cart, peel and put mangos into sandwich bags to sell … Continue reading Mango Moments
By Grace Trent “What does that part mean?” Lyndie asked, placing her finished cup of tea on the coffee table amidst colored pencils and Hotwheels. I glanced at my own mug, which was growing cold just past the reach of my free arm as I sat nursing my newborn. Adjusting the bible balanced precariously on one knee, I took another look at Psalm 16.“What’s your … Continue reading Tend Your Garden
Before we dive into the post from Debby, here is a short introduction: It seems that people who are creative always seem to find a way to create. Similarly, people who are great hosts and/or hostesses always seem to figure out how to throw a killer party. So it is with laborers as described in Matthew 9…they always seem to figure out how to labor. … Continue reading Laboring for a Lifetime: 4 Insights from Debby Maschhcoff
Have you ever felt a twinge of jealousy when your husband comes home from a campus event and shares an encouraging note from a student thanking him for his help? Have you ever been at an event where students publicly rave about your husband and you are not noticed? Sometimes we can compare ourselves with our husband and come up feeling “short” on the fruitfulness … Continue reading Changing Diapers while He’s Changing Lives?