September, 2017

Of agents and contracts, conventional wisdom and–Love?

September 28, 2017 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

It was, on the surface of it, mere coincidence (co-incidents). A happenstance. An odd, unplanned meeting in a coffee shop. A conversation flash-sparked by a purse (and that, bright orange). A mention of ‘books’ and ‘proposals,’ and then a strangely declarative word. “You’d better get that done.” So I’d listened. I’d busted through, stayed up one […]

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Why “modesty” won’t protect your family

September 24, 2017 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

It came during a good and productive discussion at church. We were sittin’ in the middle of a sizable Sunday School class where the topic was “fighting for our families,” a message we’re all needin’, for sure. Point by point, we were workin’ it through. “Awesome families have fun together.” How do we have fun? How’s […]

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Dear parents of daughters, We’re on the same team

September 12, 2017 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

Dear parents of daughters, Of all things, it happened again at church. There we were, talking about parenting in this tough and mixed-up world, and there it came. I used to laugh along with everyone else when “it” came up. I don’t think it’s funny any more. The “it” to which I refer is the […]

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What a Category 5 can do

September 8, 2017 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

  I’ve told you this story before, but as the country waits to see what Irma will do and Texas still reels from Harvey’s wallop, my thoughts are traveling back. It was some years ago in the middle of one of the hardest times in my life. A child was self-destructing, my job had been cut […]

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When you’re not the prettiest girl in the room

September 6, 2017 Rhonda Schrock Rhonda's Posts

“Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress…The people walking in darkness have seen a great light. On those living in the land of deep darkness, a light has dawned.” Isaiah 9:1-2 We are walking along the road, Mister and I, enjoying our nightly debriefing. We’re talking, of all things, […]

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