May, 2013

Rest there, trust Him and take flowers (the answer to a hellish question)

May 31, 2013 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

The sun is up. A breeze blows playful over fields and yards. Birds sing all glorious as I drive down roads ribboned with sunbeams, two schoolboys tucked in just behind. It’s the last day of school. “Mom, can you take us to Starbucks?” one of them’d asked in an adolescent bass. “Since it’s our last […]

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From “teef” to graduations, life is full of firsts and lasts

May 28, 2013 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Note: This Grounds for Insanity column was published in the 05/27/13 edition of The Goshen News. What a deal that was. Graduating a kid from college is not nothing. It’s not, especially when it’s your first buckaroo. And when First Buckaroo is the first of a combined total of 29 of ‘em to show up, […]

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Diaper changing should be an Olympic sport

May 24, 2013 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

So last week, a friend emails. “I’m teaching a workshop on column writing,” she says. “Could I use one of yours as an example of great column writing? How ’bout that one with Mr. Schrock and tights?” Well, how could I say no? I couldn’t. I’m the north side of “honored, very” that Jeanette Levellie […]

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In the storm, Love’s calling names

May 23, 2013 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

The shouts come drifting across the field. The sun shines bright, and the clouds–oh, those clouds. Fluffy and white, they’re strewn across the sky like so many balls of cotton. The breeze, it’s fresh, and the birds, they sing as I’m walking the road in all of spring’s glory. That sky. That sun. The song […]

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Marriage is like coffee–a blend of nouns and verbs

May 21, 2013 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Note:  This Grounds for Insanity column was published in the 05/20/13 edition of The Goshen News. And what’s in your mug? “We need to coffee again. And yes. That’s a verb.” Such was the note that I slipped to a friend the other day. I know where Mr. Webster put it. He chucked it straight […]

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Upheaval, dirt and mess

May 17, 2013 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Driving in, I breathe the prayer I’ve learned to love: “Ordain all of my appointments today.” My mind’s a-whirling, full with all that’s on my plate. Arriving, I settle in, coffee in hand, journal open beside The Word, and here he comes. He’s a regular, this happy fellow. A cheerful sort, easygoing, but–well, I’ll just […]

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When you’re in a funk (what’s always there)

May 15, 2013 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Stepping out onto the back stoop, I pause. The wind, it’s blowing in the trees. I’m standing, quiet, still. And Father, He’s speaking. “You are mine. And I am Yours.” I’m planted, backpack on shoulder; orange purse, too, just there on the step. “You have all of Me. Now may I have all of you?” My […]

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Message to grads: in times of transition, trust God

May 14, 2013 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Note: This Grounds for Insanity column was published in the 05/13/13 edition of The Goshen News, this columnist’s paper of record. On a bright and sunny Sunday, it happened. There we were, sitting up in the bleachers. And there they came, a line of black-robed, tasseled graduates processing into the gym. There’s something indefinable in […]

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When you’re flying by the seat of your pants

May 10, 2013 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

“…I feel like I’m flying by the seat of my (usually caffeinated) pants.” That’s what popped out, going from my fertile, active brain to the kind man on the other end of the message. “I have so little publishing experience, no college degree, so I’m trying to learn from those around me.” We were talking […]

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The shoes that you need

May 7, 2013 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Sitting across the table from her, savoring a mocha in the coffee-scented air, I’m listening. She’s talking, and I’m listening, drinking it in, all that wisdom. She’s pouring it out, and I–I hold my cup, the cup of my heart, straight up with both hands to catch every last drop. She’s telling a story. And […]

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