What’s Wrong with Happy?

Last week I had the most wonderful time sitting at a picnic table studying God’s word, journaling, and writing some.  It was quiet and peaceful. I felt inspired. I had such a blessed time writing more than I have in months, and guess what?  Not one document was saved…not one.  Technology and me….ugh. I was… Continue reading What’s Wrong with Happy?

Can I Say “Really?!?” to God?

Have you ever felt like the verse you just read, the devotional you just opened, or the thought someone just shared was…well…for lack of a better word…ugh? My sister-in-law Debbie sent me a devotional this morning. She surprises me with really beautiful encouraging texts. Just when I need them. This morning the devotional included this… Continue reading Can I Say “Really?!?” to God?

Are You More than Just Living?

I’ve been studying 1 John this past week.  There are a lot of verses that grab me in that little book.  And there are a lot of verses I want to grab hold of too.   God has used those words to convict, confirm, and mostly comfort me this past week. My study has brought… Continue reading Are You More than Just Living?

What Sized Task Are You Dealing With?

Do any of you feel like you are living in a world of God-sized tasks? I feel like I am. In fact, recently while dealing with a rather big issue in my life, I was again reminded of the God-sized task world that seems to be mine. Unfortunately, right now the biggest God-sized task is… Continue reading What Sized Task Are You Dealing With?

Love Like Crazy

Oh am I having a pity-party today or what?!. I’m all sad and lonely and feeling unchosen and unloved. And I can’t for the life of me figure out how to get out of this funk I find myself in. I’m trying to get into shape so I can’t sneak chocolate or drink a Coca-Cola… Continue reading Love Like Crazy

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

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

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

The Before…and After

God has brought me far. Some may think I need to be farther along on this path of healing and hoping and growing. But I believe I am. I’m much farther along than I was before my life changed quickly and irrevocably. I’m much farther along than the days before… Before  …            after So much… Continue reading The Before…and After

A Moment of Still

A long wooden farm table, enough to seat a quiverful and some friends, tea in the cup my oldest daughter chose for me while at the beach with friends, a highlighted, underlined and well-loved Bible open before me, and quiet…my perfect morning. God has blessed me this morning with this beautiful moment of still. A… Continue reading A Moment of Still