Posted by Rosemary Hines on Thursday, August 18, 2011,
This week our firstborn
celebrated her 29th birthday.Early that morning, I went for a walk through our neighborhood and ended
up miles away in my mind.Transported
through time and space to a hospital “alternative birth center” in 1982, I was
that young mother again.
In my mind’s eye, I was
lying in a hospital bed gazing at my tiny daughter asleep in the clear plastic
bassinet next to me.Her little ...
Posted by Rosemary Hines on Friday, August 12, 2011,
Since 8th grade, I’ve had a spinal condition
called scoliosis.Basically that means
my spine did not grow in a completely straight line.The muscles on one side developed in such a way
that they pulled the back into a curve.For
ten months of my 14th year, I wore a back brace 20 hours a day.It stabilized my rib cage and helped prevent further curvature.Thankfully I have suffered relatively little
back discom... Continue reading ...
Posted by Rosemary Hines on Wednesday, August 10, 2011,
Late one night this week, I found myself out on the living
room couch with my Bible in hand.Another interrupted sleep cycle had my mind in turmoil.As I prayed, Psalm 37 popped into my
thoughts, so I flipped to that passage.Verse 3 caught my eye.Trust
in the Lord and do good.Dwell in the
land and cultivate faithfulness.
For the first time, I noticed a footnote explaining the end
of that verse.While I...
Posted by Rosemary Hines on Saturday, August 6, 2011,
In all my years of teaching, the classic excuse for missing
assignments was “the dog ate my homework.”When a teary-eyed third grade told me that, I’d believe
it.A junior higher or middle
schooler – not so much.
Now I have my own tale to tell.
Yesterday I received two checks in the mail for orders for
my book from friends out of the area who wanted to purchase a
the opened envelopes and checks together on the corner of my kitchen island, I