Author Archives: Headmistress

Quality of Life, Quality of Mercy

In a previous post I told about a conversation I had with a friend who claimed that God never gives us pain. That same friend told me that if I just had enough faith our daughter Cherub would be ‘healed,’ and thus, more glorifying to God. The Cherub’s primary diagnosis is retardation. So what my […]

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Exodus 21:22-23

A friend tells me that he believes this verse ought to give pro-life Christians pause. Let us consider it. Exod 21:22-23 22 If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman’s husband will lay […]

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The Conversation

Back Story:One of our children is severely disabled. She has I.Q. of approximately 35, is considered profoundly retarded, and we adopted her when she was almost six years old. True Conversation: Pro-choice Friend: The absolute assertion that a foetus at every stage of its development is alive in the same sense as a vital, thinking, […]

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True Confessions of Parenting

The Deputy Headmistress is fond of a certain rather florid writing style. She thinks it is fun to sound a pretentious, preachy, stuffy governess of the Victorian Age. The Headmistress loves to lose herself in yesteryear as a gentle and inexpensive vacation from real life. She wishes others to enjoy this escape with her, but […]

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A Tale of a Kilkenny Cat

There once were two cats of Kilkenny,Each thought there was one cat too many;So they fought and they fit,And they scratched and they bit,Till, excepting their nailsAnd the tips of their tails,Instead of two cats there weren’t any.**********************************************Here’s a tale of one cat from KilkennyWho thought Equuschick had ten fingers too manySo she threw a […]

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