March, 2014

Daddy came running

March 28, 2014 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

God traces. For the restless, discontented, fearful, or unbelieving heart, this is the answer; this, the cure. Seeing His hand. Hearing His voice. Finding…Him.  It happened late one night as we slumbered peacefully in our beds. In the dreaming hours, a scream of sheer terror shattered the dark. I jolted awake, ripped from sleep, as […]

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Mom’s “reality show” features wrestling, superhero underwear

March 25, 2014 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Note: This Grounds for Insanity column was published in this small, caffeinated mom’s paper of record, The Goshen News, on March 24, 2014. It’s a phenomenon that has swept the nation. With few exceptions, it’s one that the Schrocks haven’t embraced. It’s reality TV, and it looks like it’s here to stay. Every year, a […]

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When you’re under His care (care-free)

March 20, 2014 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Nestled this day in my favorite spot, lamp’s light spilling ‘cross the printed page, I hear the whisper. One word, and in that one, a new light dawns inside my heart. “Carefree.”  I wait. Heart beats sure, throbs steady in the still of the morn, and Jesus, He speaks. “Care-free.” I’m listening; just waiting, for […]

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Writer’s dreams include spring, un-dimpled van and clear path to coffee shop

March 18, 2014 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Note: This Grounds for Insanity column went to print and online subscribers of The Goshen News first on March 17, 2014. Now it’s your turn!  Just as things began to lighten up, it hit. You crawled into bed on a Saturday night. After flipping and flopping to find just the right spot, your flannel-clad posterior […]

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Dear Child

March 17, 2014 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Dear child, I see you here at the start of another week. I see the crease that lines your brow; note the load upon your back. I see, too, that place of pain within your heart that throbs, relentless, as you fall asleep. That’s pulsing still when you awake. I see it all. I see […]

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What you need to know when you’re weary

March 14, 2014 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Like the peal of a bell from childhood past, it comes. “Let us not be weary in well doing, for in due season we shall reap if we faint not.” Driving along in morning’s sun, the snow’s melting diamond droplets from eaves and branches. And those words, they come for the faint. “Don’t be weary […]

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Scales of justice balance out when ‘Usual Suspect’ gets one, too

March 11, 2014 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Note: This Grounds for Insanity column was published first in the 03/10/14 edition of The Goshen News. (Thanks again, Mr. Kroemer, for saying ‘yes.’) It was a mutual thing. There he was, looking stunned, and there I was, feeling stunned. It happened at the local Dairy Queen. Inspector Gadget, number three in the queue, had […]

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Of seed-hope and harvest and what planting brings

March 6, 2014 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

“When you sow, you do not plant the body that will be, but just a seed…” Today, down on the plains of my hometown. In the wheat belt where combines roll, devouring golden stalks of grain. There, where ground lies cold, lies hard and fallow, they will bury their girl. It was Saturday last that […]

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When the last nerve snaps, “carpe escape” and go for coffee

March 4, 2014 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Note:  This Grounds for Insanity was published in the 03/03/14 edition of The Goshen News. It was a 90-cent Twix bar that did it. That, and a real short fuse. According to news reports, a 27-year-old Iowan was fired after an unfortunate incident involving a forklift and the aforementioned bar. Wanting a little something sweet, […]

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No matter what, I believe

March 3, 2014 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

The phone rings. We’re getting ready to leave for the evening, so I glance at the screen. “Hello,” I say, knowing the number. It’s my dad. Static crackles on the line. They must be out driving somewhere. But then it settles, and his words, they come clear, “Their daughter was killed today in a head-on […]

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