Is it possible to have good marriage? My husband and I just celebrated eighteen years of wedded togetherness. He did not take me to the Bahama’s, out to a fancy dinner, or even buy me flowers. Instead, we went to Subway for our celebratory dinner. It was my idea to go to Subway. Brian found… Continue reading Building a Better, Stronger Marriage
I seek your face Lord amidst the busyness and noisiness of the day. In these dark, scary days of political strife, racial violence, and natural disasters I yearn for comfort . Instead of turmoil I seek true peace, Father, a peace that transcends all understanding. My thoughts can be overwhelming, overpowering, and all-consuming.… Continue reading Prayer for Peace and Comfort
Where did summer go? Back to school already? The end of summer vacation and the beginning of fall has always been bittersweet for me. It is difficult to send the children back to school, but knowing that fall is coming makes me extremely happy. The changing leaves,… Continue reading End of Summer, Blog Updates, and Random Thoughts
As an author and blogger I often get opportunities that are too good to pass over. Recently I had the opportunity to become part of the launch team for Katie Davis Majors new book, “Daring to Hope.” Katie authored the book, “Katie’s Kisses,” about her life and mission’s work in Uganda. Katie was an eighteen… Continue reading Daring to Hope, Finding God’s Goodness in the Broken and the Beautiful,
“But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.” Matthew 19:14 (NLV)) Being a parent entails many responsibilities. We know that we are to provide them the basic physical necessities such as food, clothing, and shelter. And we… Continue reading Don’t Hinder the Little Children
We have all been rejected. It hurts. Some rejections are easier to get over than others. Rejection stinks. Nobody wants to be rejected, but if you are a people-pleaser like me it can make the ‘offense’ so much worse. People-pleasers tend to dwell on things that don’t matter in the long run. I hash over details that… Continue reading Are You a People Pleaser?
If you are not perfect, then you must be doing something wrong. That got your attention, didn’t it? Do you feel the need to be perfect, especially in the areas of being a wife and mother? The need for perfection can be a daily battle for millions of women. The struggle is real and as… Continue reading How to Be a Perfect Woman…Not What You Would Expect
A girl and her front porch If you know me you know that I love my front porch. By 6:30 a.m. you can find me sitting there most days watching the sun as it rises up over our property. This time is spent doing my morning devotions before my children are awake for the day.… Continue reading Front Porch Living and the Seasons of Life
Typically, I am not one of those bloggers that goes on a rant and continuously spouts off my opinion. I tend to prefer a more gentle approach to educating others. However, this time it is a bit different because I feel that the issue is very important and most certainly affects our rights as parents.… Continue reading “My Body, My Choice”
Overwhelmed? Anxious? Trying to tame the beast? Feel like your life is out of control? You are not alone. In fact, one study learned that 40 million American adults are affect by an anxiety disorder. Life can be busy. Life can get overwhelming. I feel like I have somewhat borderline OCDish (that’s a word, right?)… Continue reading Overwhelmed? Anxious? Stressed?