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

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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…

Keeping a Focused Faith in a Frenzied World

    "Am I over thinking this or are all of these valid points that should be explored?" My husband has heard me ask this more times than he would probably like over the years, but, I can't help it.  I'm detailed oriented.  I'm a list maker.  I'm a pro's and con's gal.  A "what… Continue reading Keeping a Focused Faith in a Frenzied World

You Can’t Make Me Go To Church

  Ever heard that before?  From your children?  Maybe even a close family member? I don't want to convict, condemn, or guilt anyone into going to church.  I want you to go because you want to be there.  Because you enjoy it.  Because you long to please our Father. My heart is bursting today with… Continue reading You Can’t Make Me Go To Church

Finding Joy in the Midst of the Unknown

  "Bring joy to your servant, Lord,     for I put my trust in you." Psalm 86:4 Look at the joy on that little girl's face!  She is enjoying the freedom that comes when we choose to sit down, grab hold, take a deep breath and enjoy the ride.   Do you remember when you were… Continue reading Finding Joy in the Midst of the Unknown

Keep Your Sword Sharp, Ready For Battle

  Have you ever had a dream that was so real that there was actual truth to it?  A dream where you knew even in the dream that God was in it.  In the story, in the lesson learned and in the thoughts that lingered once you woke up?   That's the kind of dream… Continue reading Keep Your Sword Sharp, Ready For Battle

Keeping Your Chin Up In the Dressing Room-The Struggle Is Real

Why do clothing manufactures pick swimsuits to skew the sizes on us?  Why can't it be something like socks-or bras-that you have to buy 3 X's your size to get a good fit?   But the bigger question is, why do I let that 5 minute time span in that 2X2 room of mirrors still… Continue reading Keeping Your Chin Up In the Dressing Room-The Struggle Is Real

Sometimes My Words Get In The Way

"Just keep your mouth shut." This has been my mantra to myself in this season of my life.  I've never been accused (by an adult) of using all the words or babbling excessively or writing something in 800 words that could really be written in 200, but...the older I get...I seem to be getting a… Continue reading Sometimes My Words Get In The Way

Fear vs. Confidence-And The Winner Is…..

Ya'll, I'm a visual person.  Sometimes when I'm letting my fears hold me back, a picture pops into my brain.  Please humor me here, but this is a glimpse of what I see sometimes.  I have a feeling I'm not alone. You have a goal.  You have a dream.  You feel a calling.  But, fear… Continue reading Fear vs. Confidence-And The Winner Is…..