No More Pouting

I was pouty today. I was pouty because I hosted a party this weekend that not a lot of invitees attended or even bothered to RSVP. I was pouty because I must work tomorrow, the last day of summer break before my kids start back to school. I was pouty because another summer has quickly […]

I Can Do All This?!

woman holding arms wide open in front of a sunset

When I was in about the 6th grade, we had to run a mile in under ten minutes for our P.E. class.  Now, I had played sports of various kinds for a few years, and I had always been an active kid.  I like to look back and laugh now at how our Mama would […]

The Beauty of Letting Go (of Control)

jesus reaching his hand out through the water

It is no secret that I like to be in control.  I learned a long time ago that control is an illusion, but nevertheless, I like to at least feel like I am calling the shots.  I like to know where my kids are at all times.  I like to make plans and lists and […]

New Year, New Perspective

looking through eyeglasses on a table at a forest

(Alternate Title:  Opinions are like buttholes…) Whew!  What a year!  2020 has come and gone, but unfortunately, the chaos, it seems, has followed us into 2021.  Most of us look forward to the new year as a fresh start, a jumping off point, a place to reset and regroup.  But so far, that has been […]

Prayers for a Grace-full Christmas

I was an adult before I really understood the meaning of the word grace. I knew all the words to “Amazing Grace”, and my favorite hymn growing up was “Love, Mercy, and Grace”, but I really didn’t have a full concept of what grace was until several years ago. In August of 2010, my father […]

Putting Your Faith Where Your Mouth Is (Or Vice Versa)

The past few months have been pretty taxing on all of us: navigating life during a pandemic, a major election cycle with contentious campaigning on all fronts, social isolation and fear.  It just hasn’t been fun!  But God has been good and has brought some beauty from all these ashes.  I think we have remembered […]

Be A Seed Planter

hands holding a sappling of a plant in soil

I have been at a loss for words recently, which is pretty unusual for me.  Our country, the world even, seems to be spinning out of control.  My heart and my head ache with feelings I can’t seem to express adequately.  Words seem inappropriate or insignificant, and yet, words can be powerful and effective, or […]

Whispers in the Waiting

still small voice dandelion spikes being blown in the wind with a sunset in the background

I have been hard pressed to find someone who has just thoroughly enjoyed quarantine. We have all been so accustomed to a busier lifestyle that this “waiting period” has been somewhat stressful. Sure, we have all enjoyed a momentary slow down, but I believe most of us are getting a little restless. I miss my […]

Looking For The Silver Lining

two birds sitting on a plastic perch

It dawned on my last night that it has literally been years since I didn’t feel rushed. I have prayed for a long time for God to help me feel “un-rushed” but I really haven’t done anything to help myself. I just wanted Him to grant me that feeling of having a clear agenda without […]

Let Them Be Little

girl in a white dress with a pink sash sitting in a black chair

A few weeks ago we went to Disney. It was the kids’ Christmas gift from us, and they were so excited! Ada Lynn, my normally tom-boyish 8 year old daughter, kept mentioning very casually that Disney had a place called Bippity-Boppity-Boutique where they dress you up as a princess and do your hair and makeup […]