Category: Rhonda’s Posts

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Sep 10, 2021

The lost boys

In the kitchen of my country home today, the windows are open. Feeling the cool breeze, smelling the fresh air, hearing the sounds of life on The Three, it all

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Sep 09, 2021

No covering can stifle compassion

We’ve traveled to a distant city to meet some friends. After months of lockdowns and isolation, seeing them again is food for the soul and health to the bones. It’s

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Sep 09, 2021

Putting your eggs in one basket

Yesterday while we were walking, I was picking the expansive brain of the venerable Mr. Schrock. I’d posed a question to him about men who marry women that have suffered

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Sep 09, 2021

The beauty in you

Across the counter from me, she’s busy at her work. A new face, I’ve only seen her here a few times. She’s neatly dressed, neatly combed, and I cannot help

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Sep 09, 2021

A rope that’s called Hope

A quick word before I withdraw for the night. I was thinking today that I never, ever in a million years thought that I would be the mother of an

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Sep 09, 2021

The heart change we need

The news broke yesterday that the first federal agency is now mandating the shot. Over and over in so many sectors, free speech is being suppressed. The Dallas chapter of

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Sep 09, 2021

Please be kind to Alex

In a crowded mall food court, I take my seat. We’ve promised Chick-fil-A to our sons, and if we renege on this deal, we’ll have an insurrection on our hands.

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Sep 09, 2021

You’re not a failure, you’re brave

You came to my mind today. You’ve been looking at the hard places in your heart and your story, and you’re feeling weak, deficient, defeated. You well know your limitations,

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Sep 09, 2021

The carrot of Yet

This morning, I cinched up my sturdy Christian underwear and headed out into the tropics, a.k.a. Indiana summer. Running in this heat and humidity is no joke. (But then, I

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Sep 09, 2021

The couriers that come bearing gifts

I was thinking in the early morning hours about hard times and hard things. And I was thinking how some really big ‘good’ comes through the hardest stuff. As a

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