Today I looked through old notes on my phone, looking for one thing and finding another. A note from two years ago–my thoughts about transitions in life. I must have meant to blog my thoughts, but as it often happens in the craziness of life, way led on to way and it was forgotten. Today, … More Doorposts, Gates, And Facing Transition
I don’t know about you, but many times I roll out of bed in the morning, and I don’t feel like a new creation, but an old one. … More I AM RENEWED
When I look at this photograph my grandmother took, I can’t help but wonder at it. The graceful petunia, often seen spilling out of containers boxes and hanging planters, growing in such an unexpected place. And it’s not simply that some wayward seed landed in this crack and sprouted. It’s the way this plant has … More What Does it Really Mean to Thrive?
It’s officially here! My new free devotional study, When The Heavens Are Silent, is now available for download. When you signs up to the receive the devotional study, you will also receive an invite from me to participate in my 8 week Bible study group running from May 3rd to June 21st. I can’t wait … More Free Devotional and Online Bible Study Group
The Christmas season is drawing near. Here is the story of an ADHD child’s struggle to make Santa’s good list. I hope it challenges us all on how we think about the Christmas season. I was driving the kids home from their gymnastics class one early October day. It had been a rough day. … More A Christmas Question from an ADHD Child: Have I Been Good Enough?
I spent a day walking on broken glass. After driving through a run-down industrial area, I walked with broken glass under my bare feet as I searched the landfill for bits of treasure. An odd way to spend a day of my vacation in the Hawaii? Perhaps. But, things are not always what they seem.
Maybe I wander around a little too much in the philosophical on this one. Well, if nothing else, scroll down and watch the Braveheart clip <3. Classic. … More Oh, Woman With A Rebellious Spirit
Since Ellie was the inspiration for Tuesday’s post, I was interested to know what my oldest son would say when I asked him what I should write about. It was a far cry from what I’d expected.
As I’ve mentioned before, God speaks to my strange little heart in strange ways. I am so thankful that though I seek to learn, grow, and speak His language, he is more fluent in the dialect of my heart than I am, and meets my seeking heart wherever I’m at. Once upon a time, several … More Catching Fire: More Than A Story to Me
Levi is my combination rough and tumble/snuggle bug. He is stocky and solid. Giving him hugs is like squeezing a bear cub. I’m dreading him growing out of his lingering baby attributes. We have a little routine every evening while I make dinner. I’ll be chopping and dicing above as he repeatedly opens and closes … More The Dept. of Unclaimed Grace
I want to start by saying it’s NEVER my intention to stir pots or poke wounds, but I also recognize the inevitability of unintentionally offending someone because I walk in a land full of hurting people who’ve been through horrible experiences. I fear you can’t hear my tone, my compassion, or my aching heart through … More Serpent-Doves Among Wolves
Love…. So much is said and done in the name of love. We love God. We love our spouses. We love our children. We love pizza….. Because I am a Christian, “that word” is thrown in my face at the corner of every social issue.
Something a little different from my normal blog post. Let me know what you think! … More The First Stone
God’s grace is sufficient for melted crayons. … More Crayons in the Dryer