July, 2016

Instead of envying her beauty, shower blessings, offer love

July 26, 2016 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Photo Credit In the summer’s clear, bright sun, I sit. Somewhere in the pool at my feet, Little Dude is splashin’. There’s funky music in the air, and youthful shouts weave a symphony, a happy tapestry on this day. I open my book. Looking up, my eyes scan just over the pool. And then I see […]



A child shall lead them

July 25, 2016 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

It was a poignant moment. There in a busy grocery store checkout line, my youngest son had unburdened his heart, and seeing the opportunity, I’d seized it. “Mom,” he’d said, blue eyes troubled, “I don’t deserve Starbucks.” On a steamy Hoosier night in July, we’d traveled to another town, another place to see an old […]



What the wrinkles say

July 21, 2016 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

I’m just gonna say it out. It’s my birthday today, and I’m flirtin’ with 50. Not quite there, mind you, but brushin’ up against it. Sigh. So this mornin’, the sun was shinin’, and I was sittin’ out in my favorite spot in the whole wide world, out there on the famous BOS (Bright Orange […]



What your husband really wants (and it’s not a perfect body)

July 19, 2016 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

  Recently, I wrote a blog post called, “When your complaining is hurtin’ your husband.”  From all over, women stopped by. Men did, too, and it seemed like many folks were encouraged. This morning while I was out runnin’ (and it’s beautiful here right now) ‘neath Papa’s grand sky, past corn that is taller than me, […]



What having a prodigal has taught me (help for those who have one, too)

July 18, 2016 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

This morning, what I want to do is offer you a little summary about our experiences with a prodigal child. It came to mind because yesterday again, someone came to me, saying, “I’d like you to talk to my sister. She has a daughter, see, and she’s makin’ bad choices, and I know you’ve been […]



Dear hurting girl, Your femininity’s not a curse, it’s a blessing, and there are godly men who know it

July 15, 2016 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Dear hurting girl, I am writing today to the woman in my path who’s in a real hurting place. I’m going to do what I’m learnin’ to do with hard, painful things, and I’m going to speak the truth, tell it plain. Last week, Jesus moved me to write about pornography, and from all over […]



For mothers, the stretch marks never stop

July 13, 2016 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

A quick word this morning on somethin’ I’ve been thinkin’ on, somethin’ I know to be true. On the eve of the racer’s return, I know this… In my 26-1/2 years as a mother, I’ve learned that the stretch marks at birth are just the beginning. For the nine months that I carried them, my body, […]



In these divided states, One Light shines–blood’s red

July 10, 2016 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Darkness falls across the land. In a city way down south, home of tacos and bighorns and ranchers and Stetsons, honest, working folks head for bed. And like that, a gun blazes. Hail of bullets explodes. Five fallen. Five wounds gaping broad. The heart of a nation, it’s torn right asunder. And God in His heaven, […]



Why porn’s no longer a threat

July 8, 2016 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Today, I’m going to step a bit outside my comfort zone and just talk plain about something that’s on my heart and mind. Pornography. If you’ve visited me here at all, you already know that I am the sole woman in a house full of men. As I’ve said before, “When I was young, I […]



When your complaining is hurtin’ your husband

July 6, 2016 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

It came to me in my quiet time today as The Friend and I were having coffee. And chattin’… A spring rain is comin’ down. In the garden, thirsty tomatoes and greenin’-up peppers are liftin’ their arms for a drink. Just before the chicken coop, verbena and sun patiens are brightenin’ the corner there where […]



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