I Know How It Ends

I don’t know who needs to hear this today, but I know how this ends.  I know who wins.  Good will prevail.  It may not be today, but at the very end, where it’s important, good wins.   God wins.

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.

Moving Passed the Past

Friends, I don’t know if you have a particularly heavy bag you want to put down. If you do, I would encourage you, even if you can’t unpack the whole thing, maybe just peel back the first layer. Write it down. And then forgive yourself. Burn it if you must. Move on.

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…

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…

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…

Faith in the Valleys

It’s been a busy few weeks in our house. My son discovered that 20lbs of flour is really fun to spread around. On the floors…on clean clothes…in the dryer freshly emptied of those clean clothes. He also discovered that he has to take out many, many bags of garbage at 25 cents each to earn…