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…

Perspective

Perspective.  Getting to choose how you look at your current situation. It’s been one of those days. Weeks.  Months.  Where very time I turn around it feels as though something else in my life is falling apart.  Or do I just need to change my perspective? There are always going to be those days. Or…

The Least of These

I pray that we would let go of the images we have built up of ourselves. Whether they are good or bad, I can promise they are not how God sees us. I pray that we would set that down and follow where He leads us. And that we would know that wherever He leads us will be so much better than we could ever imagine for ourselves.

Time Out

In my last post, I wrote about what it was like to lose my first husband to depression. And I really wanted to touch on it again, especially considering the world we live in today. The village is so often missing from our lives. Our support systems are most often found online. And while these…

Baggage

Whether you are new here or have been reading for awhile, I think you’ll be able to relate to this. We all have baggage we carry. Movies and TV shows make jokes about the large suitcases we take with us wherever we go with things from our childhood, teen years and early adulthood. What they…

Broken Pieces

I don’t know how you are feeling with the way things are going in your world, but I know I quite often find myself having to lean more in to God lately. I live in a relatively small town. Our financial climate is driven by logging, ranching, mining, and tourism mostly. All of these industries…

We Were Not Made to Walk This Road Alone!

Chapter 2 in Hoodwinked: 10 Myths of Motherhood has the very first myth that they debunk.  The myth that mothering is natural, easy and instinctive.  And some days it is.  Those other days, well…  The quote that starts this chapter says “Mother is a verb, not a noun.” We are always in action.  I was laying…

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…

Appreciation

I’ve mentioned before that I am reading Listen, Love, Repeat by Karen Ehman.  And the world seems to be joining in.  My Facebook wall has been like reading a wall of blessings.   I have one friend that kissed a lot of toads before she found her one true prince.  And she takes the time from…

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…