It's close to midnight and I'm in the E.R. I received a call earlier today about a foster teen in crisis. Clearly they felt that life was too confusing, cold, and lonely, and they tried the unthinkable... to end it. When I heard this info streaming through the phone receiver my heart sunk. To know… Continue reading Being Here
I have a prayer journal that sits under my bible. In this journal you will find folders, lists, scratchings, and yes, tear stained pages. I started my journal years ago when I realized my brain was not organized enough for all I wanted to do in my prayer life. Little did I know my journal… Continue reading The Impossibles
Kindness Matters Always
These are hard times. Seems like years since normalcy has been a part of our lives. It started with 5 letters, COVID. Since March and the real introduction of the Corona virus, we have seen the breaking down of a people. And I am not talking about the physical breaking down. Our country, communities, churches,… Continue reading Kindness Matters Always
Today marks five years without Molly. That is 1,827 without seeing her bouncing curls racing through the house. That is 260 weeks without hearing her contagious laugh as it filled up our home. That is 60 months without watching her grow and learn and wonder. I honestly cannot believe 5 years have gone by so… Continue reading 5 Years
Just Three Things
"Remembering without ceasing you work in faith, and labour in love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ..."~I Thessalonians 1:3 February 21, 2020 will be a day I will never forget. There is really no other way to put it. What do you do with the days you hear the news, get the… Continue reading Just Three Things
A year and a half ago, my husband and I sat in a room of about 20 other couples, eagerly waiting for the clock to strike 6:00. The room we were in was dingy and smelled slightly damp and stale. The face of every person in the room had expressions all mixed with anxiety, excitement,… Continue reading Full Circle
Dress for Success!
Clothes play a huge part in my life. From what I am going to where, to washing clothes, drying clothes, hanging clothes, folding clothes, it is mind consuming. There are kids clothes and how they end up on the floor, or clothing in drawers that have grown too small, constantly needing replacement. If you really… Continue reading Dress for Success!
Dating with Kids
A few Sunday mornings ago, while standing in the foyer at church chatting with my husband, I felt a hand on my shoulder and turned around. Standing there was my favorite Mr."R", whom I cherish immensely. "R" is one of those guys that just makes you smile with a look. He is funny, goofy, and… Continue reading Dating with Kids
Moms are notorious for scrutinizing themselves in every area of life. "Did I hug the kids enough today?" "Did they eat enough vegetables?" "Did I discipline enough? Not enough?" "Are my kids independent enough? Have I taught them enough life skills at this point?" Enough. Enough. Enough. I swear, every single time I start questioning… Continue reading Not Enough
Have you ever heard of the art of Kintsugi? The Japanese created it hundreds of years ago. It is the method of taking cracked or chipped pottery and mending it in such a way that it is more beautiful than its original state. The artist will take powered gold and mix it with a cementing… Continue reading Beautifully Broken