All In

"So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him." Luke 5:11 " Come on now, jump! One...two...three!" As our son stood on the edge of the swimming pool, I did my best to coax him to jump in. He stood, watching the other children do what their swim teachers were instructing… Continue reading All In

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When Our Plans Get Interrupted

Plans. We make them. We keep them. We break them. We are informed of them. We look forward to them. We dread them. I remember years ago making plans to go away to college and pursue a degree in education. Instead, God interrupted my plan with a man and a hard right turn. I landed… Continue reading When Our Plans Get Interrupted

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

The Art of Letting Them Go…

When I think of creating art, words like messy, beautiful, creative, frustrating, expectation, intentional and unique come to mind. If you were creating a piece of art, what would you think of?  What would your process look like? This is how I am beginning to view my duty of letting my adult children go well… Continue reading The Art of Letting Them Go…