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…

Things I Know

This is not me saying that I have the answers to life.   Or any answers really.   This is just me coming to several realizations due to some conversations that I’ve had recently.  Some amazing, important realizations.   I have never actually said any of them out loud.  They may not even matter to…

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.

Appreciate the Pause

I don’t know how you’re feeling in all of this. I know that one minute I’m so glad to be safe at home, with a long established homeschooling schedule, and a healthy (so far) family. And a few minutes later, I’m shaken. The world as I knew it has changed. Everything feels so uncertain. And…

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…

It’s The Little Things

As I sit here, listening to the birds chirping outside, I am realizing how fast time really does go by.  We aren’t meant to be a part of this world forever, but we are here for our own, uniquely beautiful mission.  I can’t honestly say that I’ve figured out exactly what my mission is.  I…

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…

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.