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…
Anyone who has been called out by the Lord to write words to point people to Him know how hard this can be. He asks us to expose our lives for the sake of others. To lay down and become vulnerable. To reach into the deep places of where we have been and where we… Continue reading Hope For the Weary Mama
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
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
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
"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
“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?