A friend loveth at all times. . . .
— Proverbs 17:17a
We had a little Friday morning riding club at the barn where we kept our first horse, Zippa Dee Dude. A bunch of us women decided to sneak away from our busy schedules and hang out with our horses, just for fun.
Women so often fall into self-neglect and burnout because they devote themselves to taking care of everything and everybody BUT themselves.…
And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily,
as to the Lord, and not unto men. . . .
— Colossians 3:23
There I was, down on my hands and knees on a cold, rainy, autumn Saturday afternoon, scrubbing a really grungy concrete floor with disinfectant so strong it curled my nostril hair.
(T)hat we may be able to comfort them
which are in any trouble,
by the comfort wherewith we ourselves
are comforted of God.
— 2 Corinthians 1:4
You’ve got your football moms. They have to sit out at night on those ice-cold bleachers and take a night class in chemistry to figure out how to get those stains out of the uniform by next game.
which seem to be more feeble, are necessary.
— 1 Corinthians 12:22
Our daughter’s first softball season was my husband’s first at-bat as coach. It was a perfect bookend season.
Don’t get excited. The team won its first and last games . . . and lost the 16 in between. Hence, the bookends. It was one of those “character-building”
Look not every man on his own things,
but every man also on the things of others.
— Philippians 2:4
Maddy is on a sports team for the first time. She’s a very proud, very short member of the Tigers, a soccer club for first-grade girls. They play 4-on-4. There’s no score and no goalie.