When You Don’t Like the Season You’re In

There's this town of Walnut Grove in Little House on the Prairie, where they cooked their food every. single. day. (Can you relate?) and made a big deal out of having guests over by dressing up and breaking out the good dishes. Families greeted their company as they came down the driveway, giddy with anticipation,… Continue reading When You Don’t Like the Season You’re In

When God Sets You Down

We don't realize how powerful our thoughts can be until we've been set down for a season. Physically, we may feel like we are being held against our will, but our minds are still rockin' and rollin' and boy can they cause a stir when they're all we seem to have left. My husband was… Continue reading When God Sets You Down

Standing in the Gap

If these boat fenders could talk. They've traveled through oceans, rivers, and lakes and kept both large and small vessels from becoming damaged or wrecked. Their outward appearance tells that story with scrapes, dents and faded colors. But, they have managed to keep their shape. Fashioned with sustainable form, designed to take the brunt...to absorb… Continue reading Standing in the Gap

Restoring Rest to Our Racing Minds

Does your mind ever fill so jumbled with all the thoughts that trying to make sense of them seems too big a task? You're not alone. Scientists say the average brain processes between 2500 and 3500 thoughts an hour. That's 50 thoughts per minute or nearly 48,000 thoughts on any given day. That's a lot… Continue reading Restoring Rest to Our Racing Minds

Putting our Thoughts in Their Rightful Place

Surely he will realize how disruptive he is being.  For heaven's sake, church has started!  The lights are dimmed.  The opening video is playing.  People are seated quietly.  Why does he keep talking...and laughing...and talking some more?  And who is he talking with?  It takes two, right?  Who is the other person who is not… Continue reading Putting our Thoughts in Their Rightful Place

It’s All About Who You Know

True Talk about Knowing the Right People in the Right Places My children are now adults (eeekk!)  One is married and the other is finding their way as the youngest.  They've all 3 (I claim my DIL) been on a job search at different times over the last year.  Application after application has been filled out… Continue reading It’s All About Who You Know

How Beating Up On Trees Brought Me Some Perspective

"Don't talk to me right now.  I'm feeling very punchy and I might say something I will regret".  This was how I greeted my husband recently when he arrived home from work.  Nice, huh?   Have  you ever been in a place where you were constantly waiting or looking for the "next thing"?  Maybe you're… Continue reading How Beating Up On Trees Brought Me Some Perspective

Come Sit With Me

It was early December a few years ago.  Tim and I were riding down the road.  I was in the passenger’s seat with pen and paper as we discussed what we wanted to buy our people for Christmas that year.  The issue we were having was that our loved ones basically have everything they need… Continue reading Come Sit With Me