Shake it UP

I finally did what I’ve wanted to do for a long time.  I didn’t bring work home and I spent some beautiful moments thoroughly enjoying my kids. We spent the evening together without homework, work, or chores. The best, most enjoyable thing was dancing. Seeing my little girls’ faces light up while I danced like… Continue reading Shake it UP

God said No and That’s a Good Thing

I just have to begin by saying thank you for all the prayers and kind words of encouragement. Yesterday I finally called to find out test results.  I was twisted in knots waiting and decided that it was time to just find out already. When I called the nurse took a minute and then came… Continue reading God said No and That’s a Good Thing

Happy to Wait?

Is there anyone in the whole wide world who is happy to wait? Anyone like the Psalmist who can truly say they waited patiently? Let’s just say that I could absolutely not have written this Psalm unless you added the word kinda… I kinda waited patiently for the LORD.  I’m trying though…trying to wait patiently.… Continue reading Happy to Wait?

A Strengthening Struggle

I’m in a season of blog starting. I start them and save them and kind of forget about them.  I think it is because I want so desperately to be encouraging and sometimes I’m just not.  Sometime I’m just an all out mess. And my blogs can reflect that mess quite well. And I have… Continue reading A Strengthening Struggle

I Believe

The other night I began another journal.  This one is just for scripture.  Words I want hidden in my heart and impressed on my mind. The first scripture I wrote in there was Isaiah 43:1-2,4,7 Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.  When you pass through… Continue reading I Believe

Taking 4 Steps Back

Once upon a time… There was a little girl who dreamed of being married and raising beautiful little children who would love the Lord and each other.  There wasn’t a white picket fence, but there was a big oak tree with a tire swing, a creek with tadpoles, a kitchen counter with a fresh loaf… Continue reading Taking 4 Steps Back

Up to My…Head

When I started this blog I wanted to offer hope with a dash of humor thrown in for good measure.  I can, at times, be a little funny.  My amusing side has been slipping a bit lately, and I’d like to find that voice again. As I begin this new year, I’m thinking I want… Continue reading Up to My…Head

Failure to Identify

Don’t you just LOVE it when God hits you right between the eyes with truth? I’m not being sarcastic…truly. The other night at my Bible study we were talking about finding our identity in Christ. A topic I have explored often and tried to grasp continually. I have spent the last several years pretty consistently… Continue reading Failure to Identify

Whatever It Takes

I’ve become a late-night person…through no design of my own. I desperately need more hours in the day…more days in the week…and more sleep in my bed. Last night as I lay my head down on my crazy configuration of multiple fluffy pillows, I began to pray for friends and family, for my children and… Continue reading Whatever It Takes

In the Middle of the Night

It is the middle of the night and I’m awake.  Wide awake. Yesterday I stayed home from work because I’ve been fighting a wicked cold or flu thing and I slept most of the day.  I was actually thinking I might be well-rested for the next day. No such luck. Part of the problem is… Continue reading In the Middle of the Night