Blessed Isolation

Friends, this situation is so hard. And unfamiliar. And out of our control. We have the right to feel all of those things. We then have the obligation to feel the feelings, acknowledge them, and move on.

Harmony

I had a pretty cool experience last fall, before all of this craziness started. And I haven’t been able to get it off of my mind lately. Picture yourself sitting by a lake on a cool, frosty morning.  You are sitting in a circle with a group of women, some of whom you know, others…

Giving Praise

I think that’s when we need to work the hardest to give thanks. And to worship. And to sing at the top of our lungs.

Made For This

I keep hearing this phrase lately. Almost daily. Partly because I listen to Jenny Allen’s Made for This podcast every week. 😊 But I also keep hearing other people use this phrase. And describe how God has put us in this time as who we are for a reason. And He has. He doesn’t make…

Answer With Grace

So I offer this advice. Make sure the words you say to those you love are filtered through grace. And make absolutely sure that the words you say to yourself are filtered with that same grace.

Times Such As These

I had some pretty high hopes for this year. I envisioned that it would finally go the way I’d planned. My goodness, I can still be so naive.

Praising the Positive

I have read oodles of books on different theories of parenting, marriage and how to be a good friend.  And one thing that I’ve found they all have in common is they all say you will notice the things you focus on.  If you focus on every little thing that rubs you the wrong way…

Blessings in the Ordinary

You have a choice every single day to wake up and look for the good.  And the more you look, the easier it becomes to find. 

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…

The Power of Your Testimony

A God that gave us a spirit of power, love and self control. And what is more powerful than love? God given love.