January, 2010

Thankful Thursday (one day late)

January 29, 2010 Rhonda Schrock thankful thursday

Last week, you got Thursday Thunder, which was a compilation of my pet peeves and things that drive me nuts. I promised that this week I’d give you Thankful Thursday. Well, yesterday was a 14-hour work day. So, Thankful Thursday got pushed back to Friday. Them’s the breaks. Here, in no particular order, is my […]

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Thankful Thursday (one day late)

January 29, 2010 Rhonda Schrock thankful thursday

Last week, you got Thursday Thunder, which was a compilation of my pet peeves and things that drive me nuts. I promised that this week I’d give you Thankful Thursday. Well, yesterday was a 14-hour work day. So, Thankful Thursday got pushed back to Friday. Them’s the breaks. Here, in no particular order, is my […]

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Potty-training success leads to big dreams

January 26, 2010 Rhonda Schrock 01/25/10 Goshen News column

Note: This column appears in the 01/25/10 edition of the Goshen News. “Houston, we have a tinkle.” Stop the presses. This, my friends, is breaking news. Oh, I know there’s big stuff going on around the world. Things like the government revamping of health care, for instance, and the astonishing outcome of the election in […]

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Monday Morning Madness

January 25, 2010 Rhonda Schrock Monday morningpiepizzaquote of the day

I can’t help it. Sometimes (as in once in a really blue moon) I have to confess that my family is right when they call me a trouble laugher. This morning was one of those times. To correct an ongoing and very irritating problem, Mr. Schrock stalked upstairs last night and delivered a speech to […]

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Of inventions, friendship, and miraculous events

January 22, 2010 Rhonda Schrock friendsinventionssleepovers

I just received this priceless photo by email from Kieran’s teacher who said, “I treasure the pictures I can get of Kieran smiling. I thought you would like to have a copy.” This just warms my heart. The boy you see in the picture with him is his best, best friend, Trevin. It has only […]

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Thursday Thunder

January 21, 2010 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Thursday thunder (n): a list of pet peeves formulated and published on a Thursday; also known as a rant or a whining session in some circles Maybe it’s cabin fever. Perhaps it’s because my brain has been turned to mush, first by a work overload and then by a relative dearth of work, thus turning […]

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Resistance is futile

January 20, 2010 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

This is what I used to see, looking up at me from just under my desk. He stands a bit taller now, but is every bit as cute, and his eyes are just as blue. You can see, can’t you, why he’s the family pet? Why the tribe fell in love with him, our little […]

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WOW (Words of Wisdom) Wednesday

January 20, 2010 Rhonda Schrock WOW Wednesday

This nugget is from God Calling, that little devotional book I ran across recently that was penned back in the 1930s. Love Anticipates “None ever sought Me in vain. I wait, wait with a hungry longing to be called upon, and I, who have already seen your hearts’ needs before you cried unto me, before, […]

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Quote of the day

January 19, 2010 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

“If I have to obey house rules, I get to eat house food.” – the 20 year old, after a brief interchange about whether or not I had to actually feed him dinner

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Grappling with the mysteries of life and laughter

January 19, 2010 Rhonda Schrock 01/18/10 Goshen News column

Note: This column appears in the 01/18/10 edition of the Goshen News. Curiosity killed the cat. That’s what moms tell kids who ask questions they don’t want to answer. Our boys have all been wired with inquiring minds and have posed lots of questions over the years. One of them in particular has been gifted […]

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