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Weak and Loved A mother, a sinner, a child, covered in the blood of Christ, rejoicing in His daily gifts
Weak and Loved · 1W ago

The Sheepfold (guest post)

The Sheepfold-- Pastor CookI am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me,   just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.   And I have o...
Weak and Loved · 1M ago


Wet leaves and smell of earth, My hands thaw just like the ground,Spring makes them warm and eager to work Eager, like the the sons I bore,
Weak and Loved · 1M ago

let me tell you about my fears.

Stand where you are, and look around- be honest about how it feels to stand there.Honesty is tough; we prefer to look strong and courageous.  We like to hide those crying-in-the-bathroom mom...
Weak and Loved · 2M ago


Not much to see here...just some amazing staff from St. Peter's bringing down the house at the talent show ...
Weak and Loved · 2M ago

On Lorraine's Fourteenth Birthday

What is it like being your mom at age fourteen?It’s finally having you on Facebook with me so that I can share funny Harry Potter memes and grammar jokes that only you and I appreciate.It’s ...
Weak and Loved · 2M ago

Ash Wednesday is hard on a mother’s heart.

It is one thing to consider your own mortality. But I remember the first time the ashes were placed on my baby girl. Something inside me wanted to reach out and stop the pastor. My heart said No! That black stuff does not belong on my sweet little ch...
Weak and Loved · 4M ago

christmas 2016

Once again, the pre-service stress is due to a child’s missing shoe.  We give up, and he w...
Weak and Loved · 5M ago

Dear children, in december

To my kids, in December-Greetings from the December version of your mom. First, thanks for putting up with her. She's a weird version of me, I'll admit.  She's cheerfully making cookies one minute, then you ask her what's for dinner and suddenly she'...
Weak and Loved · 5M ago

singing in expectation

I bribe them to go caroling with our church group. If they behave and sing, we will get Sl...
Weak and Loved · 5M ago


Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! Psalm 27...