Loosen Your Grip

Water is powerful, especially when it comes in the form of a storm. Lightning.  Thunder.  Wind.  Is it just me, or does it seem that the worst storms come at night?  Those tornado warnings or threats of wind damage rear their heads when we can't see what's coming.  Adding to the anxieties of the darkness,… Continue reading Loosen Your Grip

Where’s the Parenting Manual?

“Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.” Psalm 127:3 We have one child out the door and the last one still living at home but mostly independent.  We are beginning to taste the joys, and sometimes the sorrow (speaking for myself, not my husband) of a quiet home. Like most parents, I… Continue reading Where’s the Parenting Manual?

What Does Sweetness Feel Like?

Recently I attended a weekend away with one of my closest friends and about 158 other women I did not know.  Mealtime was full of wonderful foods prepared by in house chefs and large round tables where we sat and ate family style.  The introvert in me could have easily sat off at a table… Continue reading What Does Sweetness Feel Like?

Lay It Down and Let It Out

 Regret.  Shame.  Guilt. These are just a few emotions that I've felt throughout my life.  Even into adulthood. I remember a day so vividly when I was a young mom.  We lived in a home with two staircases.  When you walked in the front door, you either went up 8 or 10 stairs, or you… Continue reading Lay It Down and Let It Out

Keep It Simple Sister

I don't know about you, but my mind can get so consumed with life that it effects me negatively.  Even if most of my thoughts are positive, they can be all consuming.  Over thinking can cause me to doubt my abilities, worry about things that are completely out of my control, and physically drain my… Continue reading Keep It Simple Sister

Your Time Is Now

I was in the nail salon a few weeks ago.  Often times there is a language barrier between me and the nail technician and this time was no different. But, she wanted to talk, and so talk we did. As the flat screen T.V. played in the background, news reports were being aired of another… Continue reading Your Time Is Now

Do You Need A Do Over?

What's on my heart and in my head this week are do overs. New chances.  Proceed.  Revive.   Re start.  Verbs. I know that New Year's resolutions are cheesy and unrealistic so I don't usually participate.  I do however, see nothing wrong with using the beginning of the New Year to evaluate life and all that… Continue reading Do You Need A Do Over?

Wide Open Spaces

           Meet...Dixie. Our neighbors have chickens and roosters.  For whatever reason, about once a week, this little blondie wanders over to our side of the fence.  She's alone, minding her own business.  She roots around looking for food, taking her time.  Sometimes she visits for about an hour and other times… Continue reading Wide Open Spaces