"Come mothers and fathers Throughout the land And don’t criticize What you can’t understand Your sons and your daughters Are beyond your command Your old road is rapidly agin’ Please get out of the new one if you can’t lend your hand For the times they are a-changin’" Bob Dylan. 1964 Wow. Do you think… Continue reading The Times They Are A Changing
Have you ever felt like you were losing your mind? Like...losing your flipping mind!! Shortly after my first child was born, I found myself back in the work place. I had just taken 6 glorious weeks to be home with my newborn baby. We rocked. We ate. I sang. He cried. We walked. … Continue reading You Are Tougher Than You Think
Our son was around the age of 4. Sitting in the shopping cart in our local Walmart, long legs dangling, as he smiled and spoke to every single person within ear shot. Yes, he was friendly then and he is friendly now at 22. After hearing him politely ask over and over… Continue reading Just Go Home
What once was alive, is now dead. Ponder that for a moment. Maybe it describes you. rebirth, regeneration, rejuvenation, renewal, reutilization, resurrection...revival. Do you long for these things? "...I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.’” Ezekiel 37:6b… Continue reading Dry Bones
I was recently explaining to my husband why I had spent money on a purchase for our home “just because” in a tone that screamed “I KNOW I SHOULDN’T SPEND THIS MONEY!”. My husband shook his head, clearly upset that I felt like I had to justify why I would splurge on myself. I think what he… Continue reading Shutting the Door on Unnecessary Guilt
When my children were young, and we were in parking lots, I had them hold my hand as we walked. It’s just what a parent does. But, on occasion, one of my children (who shall remain nameless but has the initials ttj) would wriggle his hand out of mine and bolt across the lane. As… Continue reading Fasten Your Seatbelt!
"Don't complain unless you have a solution!" Have you ever heard this before? I have. I heard it growing up at home. I heard it in the work place. I’ve spoken it to my own children. Don’t you hate it when someone has used up their energy griping and complaining about someone or… Continue reading Where There’s a Problem, There’s A Solution
"Lord, I feel like a wash cloth that has been soaked in vinegar and wrung out and twisted in an attempt to dry me completely and after being wrung out, I feel like I've been tossed to the side to dry up stiff as a board." This was my journal entry recently. My first… Continue reading Come…Drink Up
In my lifetime, there are things that I've asked the Lord for and have had to wait to see them come to pass. Not just wait a few days or even weeks or months, but years. YEARS PEOPLE!! When I've prayed for something for so long and it finally happens, sometimes I just don't know what… Continue reading Keeping Up With God-The Strain Is Always Worth It!
When I sit and think of all of the ways that God has blessed me, I always think about the people in my life. Relationships. Over the past 26+ years of our married lives, men and women, and even children, have waltzed into our paths and grabbed hold of our hearts in a deep, rich… Continue reading What To Do When We Have More Questions Than Answers