December, 2012

A Christmas Carol (or ten)

December 28, 2012 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

“Boy, this place can go from 0 to 60 in 5. Seconds, that is, which is as long as it takes for the bottom three to hop out of bed and blitz down the stairs. Good thing we’ve got shovels. Good thing there’s snow to use ’em on. Good thing there’s a lock on the […]

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In Egypt seasons, Emmanuel (God is with us)

December 24, 2012 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Note: This “Grounds for Insanity” column appears in the 12/24/12 edition of The Goshen News.  Standing there in the light of the tree, I open it up. Little, my helper, leans forward, eager to see. I lift the protective covering, and there they are, the holy family nestled within. One by one, I take them […]

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If I could, I’d take Miles

December 21, 2012 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

“Where’s the line to see Jesus?” It was these words from a song in the children’s musical one Sunday night that grabbed me. And just like that, I saw it. Jesus in skin, receiving the needy, a line of humanity bedraggled stretching before him. There, the woman bent with an issue of blood that had […]

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A miracle for Brady

December 20, 2012 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

I’d told it before.  One high and holy season now three years past, I’d shared the story of the infant abandoned. The child unloved. The babe thrown away… He was born, the child was, at 24 weeks’ gestation. Just a handful, really; a mere feather on the scales. One pound, 8 ounces it read when […]

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Mama goes to school–and learns a lesson

December 18, 2012 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Note:  This “Grounds for Insanity” column was published in the 12/17/12 edition of The Goshen News. Once in awhile, a blog post “grows up” and becomes a column. Thank you, blog readers, for bearing with me. Well, that was an interesting week.  While the rest of you were going about your daily lives, trotting to […]

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When you don’t know what to pray

December 17, 2012 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

She dropped it there, smack in the middle of a conversation by phone. Like a coal it fell, landing straight in my chest, glowing, pulsing, throbbing with life. Even now, days later, I could feel its power. I’d texted in a panic. That quick, she’d called, hearing me out and walking me through. Then she […]

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When you find yourself in a hallway season

December 13, 2012 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

It was a picture that came through my news feed. A set of stairs, steep, climbed straight and high. And this is what it said: “Until God opens the next door for you, praise Him in the hallway.” Oh, goodness. If that wasn’t just the lesson He’d been teaching, my Sovereign Instructor, for months, years. […]

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Low speed in the tech age–is there an app for that?

December 11, 2012 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Note:  This “Grounds for Insanity” column was published in the 12/10/12 edition of The Goshen News.  The scales of justice are out of whack. Wildly so, if you ask me. Why is it that when the demands of life are at their peak, your energy’s gone? You’re shot. Pooped. Washed out like the sea at […]

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A Crayola in His hand

December 7, 2012 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

  Bending low, I scoop them up. Ah! Fresh, new crayons. Like that, I’m transported to my childhood, mesmerized by the potential packed in row on row of bright, untouched colors. Oh, the things you could make with Crayolas… Rainbows. Houses. Families. Animals. Grass, in green. Trees, trunks brown. And yellow, yellow suns shining awkward in […]

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They came, they feasted and they gave many thanks

December 4, 2012 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Note:  This “Grounds for Insanity” column was published in the 12/03/12 edition of The Goshen News. And whither didst thou journey for thine own holiday feast, faithful friends? And it came to pass in those days that there went out a decree (okay, an invitation) from Mrs. Schrock that all the world—wait. That certain members […]

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