Last night, I mourned. I stepped away from my children for a few minutes and just cried. The apparent breaking point for me was the struggle I was having getting my one-year-old’s Minion pajamas on following her bath. She was having none of it, writhing in my arms as I wrestled first one leg, then… Continue reading I Mourned
Opportunities abound in our community to volunteer … countless boards, organizations, and fundraisers operate wholly on the efforts of those who SERVE. And, undoubtedly, many incredible programs, opportunities, and countless dollars have resulted from such efforts. Seemingly, people are taking Paul’s words in Philippians 2:4 to heart … “Don’t look out only for your own… Continue reading On Serving
To My Three Beautiful Daughters Here is a little piece for you entitled "Because You Have Sisters." Because you have sisters, you have ... someone to lean on someone to play with someone to sing with someone to laugh with someone to snuggle with someone to dance with someone to bake with someone to sort… Continue reading Because You Have Sisters
Who sets goals? Who exercises regularly? Who reads (or listens to) self-help or personal development books? Who says “no” to seven-year-olds wearing belly shirts in public? Who takes their kids to church regularly? Who “walks with God” every day? Who reads to their kids every night? Who LOVES to get up early? Who makes their… Continue reading Am I Alone?
Earlier this year, I shared my monthly Habit Tracker over on my FB page … the post generated quite a lot of discussion and seemed to peak my readers’ interests. For many months since that post though, I’ve failed to use a Habit Tracker. My excuses for this vary, but mostly, I’ve settled on the fact… Continue reading Habits
It was 5:48 p.m. when we pulled into the driveway. We had just dropped off my oldest daughter at dance class; the sun was warm and the air was comfortable. We lingered outside for a few minutes waiting for Dad to get home ... the baby studied the cats, and my middle daughter chattered away… Continue reading I Missed It All
As we move through the season of Creation in our church, we are reminded each week of a different piece God’s handiwork. Yesterday was “sky Sunday” … and though the sky was a dismal shade of grey, the topic evoked all sorts of thinking about the skies here in this incredible place we call home.… Continue reading I Miss the Sky