Words

There is such power in your words, whether spoken or written.  And those who have been there should hear them.

The Last Great Generation

I’ve had a lot of time to think these last few months.  And I’ve pondered about GGPa.  I was so blessed to have this man be a part of my life for 8 years.  He was in his late 80’s when I became part of his family, but it wasn’t until his last 3 years…

That’s Not Who I Am

But in this season, the one you are in right now, there is a purpose. You are growing, you are changing. You are becoming who you were designed to be. Those attributes you don’t really love? Those are part of His design. He loves them. And so do the people who love you.

Prickly or Plush

As I was reading (finally!) the chapter for this week from Karen Ehman’s newest book “Listen, Love, Repeat“, I was reminded of a sweet elderly lady we met a few years ago. Karen tells us of this curmudgeonly old neighbor of hers that was, well, pretty mean.  He chased animals.  He yelled at kids.  But…

That Special Guest

I have been reading Listen, Love, Repeat by Karen Ehman this week.  I was fortunate enough to have been selected to be a part of the launch team for this amazing week. I got lost on Facebook tonight.  I started out looking up something for a friend of mine, then, well, Facebook.  That vortex that…

Do This To Save Your Sanity

Okay, so this chapter had a LOT of highlighter marks.  And pencilled in notes.  And aha moments. Hoodwinked – Myth #4: Motherhood Is All-Consuming and All-Fulfilling.  Or maybe not.  I love the way the author writes this chapter, because she is just so honest about her journey.  It hasn’t been as shiny and sparkly fun…

More Than "Just" a Mom

Today’s post from Hoodwinked:10 Myths Mom’s Believe & Why We All Need to Knock it Off, is from Chapter 4: Myth #3: I am “Just” A Mom. Ruth starts off this chapter telling us about a trip to the bank, where she tells the bank teller that she is a stay at home mom, and…

Being "Right"

I can’t imagine that any parent has lived their entire life as a parent without uttering some words of thinly veiled “advice”, certain that if you could just have that child for a single weekend, you would have them all straightened out.  Because your methods of parenting have produced your perfect children, so why ever would…