Jack turned one a few Sundays ago. My heart was full with thanks, memories, relief that that first month was not to be relived:). What a beautiful, fun-loving, joyful, strong, funny, determined little one we are blessed with. In the time of postpartum depression, I could never have imagined the beauty of his life and… Continue reading Where does my hope come from?
Need...that's right. I said it. Need is a word we do not like to say. I mean need in the true sense. "I need to go to the grocery store," or "I need a pedicure." This is not the use of the word I am referring. I am referring to the necessity of a… Continue reading A four letter word…
I subscribe to Real Simple magazine. Each month, I love getting the sleek magazine in the mail with beautiful colors and genius uses for everyday things. Filled with tips for one's life including clothing, household tips, life articles, recipes which I never use, and decorating. I would say it is the agreed upon choice of… Continue reading Simply telling…
"You need to get in a community group...small group...Bible study, to do life together." A true statement that is said at churches all across America every week. People seek community in many ways--facebook, twitter, knitting groups, neighborhood bars, Bible studies, families, fishing clubs, sororities/fraternities, Junior League, play groups, etc. We have all seen what we… Continue reading Buzzword: Community
My prayer for today--also the words to a song: 'Spirit, now living and dwelling within me, keep my eyes fixed ever on Jesus face. Let not the things of this world ever sway me. I'll run 'til I finish the race...' These words encapsulate a theme swirling through my head and heart. The… Continue reading swirling thoughts
Finances. Ugh. They are on the forefront of our collective mind as a nation. Fingers point. People panic. This crisis shows the reality of our hearts. We are constantly trying to get something to fill us up. That something may be a new house, a certain car, miracle make-up, crafty projects, eating out, the newest… Continue reading The financial crunch
Have you ever learned or grown from things being easy? I do not think I have, yet I tend to strive for it and listen to voices that encourage ease. I spend a lot of money for ease and comfort, and yet, I have nothing to show for it. The most fruitful parts of my… Continue reading Ease