This year had its own specific circumstances. Our overall spending was already down, because we were eating out less, and driving less: my husband worked from home, our daughter schooled remotely. What this meant was that things within our home had already changed substantially. I was cooking more, but I was over-indulging myself more with movies, online games, and eating all that I was cooking. But I also was seeking outside adventures, reading, and studying things that I love.
They remind me of what I believe, when I’ve grown weary of the fight. They remind me to fight, when I’ve grown weary and they remind me that they are there, and that they are not going anywhere. Friendships provide the power to stand firm, let go, aim high, and bow low.
Last year I wrote that God had been talking to me about making room (in my heart and life) and … More
Sometimes circumstances feel like tsunamis that upend my faith, drown my hope, and batter my joy—when I let them. And some days I do!
We all have unopened gifts before us, we simply need to look around. And maybe, just maybe, we are that gift that someone else needs. We can give the gift of our presence, to brighten their day.
Today is the one year anniversary of my father’s death. I’ve been pondering, for a month, what I wanted to … More
I am grateful to my girl. She got us out the door to see these majestic beauties, before their flowers faded, and the next storm blew away their bloom.
Because of the trials presented by COVID-19, my family took a road trip. We were willing to go to great lengths to deliver the precious cargo, my mother-in-law, unharmed. The cookies were a sweet bonus.
Jesus instructed His disciples to raise a glass, and remember Him. They didn’t know what was coming, but Jesus did. I imagine the disciples felt the sacredness of Jesus’ unusual request. I wonder if Jesus felt the loneliness already. It was their last supper together.
Some stories need to be told, even if it has taken a long time to tell them. A young woman … More
It’s that time of the month for me, the time where I come clean about where I am in My … More
Once I told a friend that in art, I circled back around to old ideas or techniques, but they were … More
Have you ever had times of feeling totally helpless? I know I have! A few days ago, I experienced one … More
I wonder how many of us think about Jesus as that cute little babe we see in nativity sets? When I had a baby, can I tell you that every—little—thing she did was adorable!? If you had a baby or love babies, you know what I am talking about. They are so cute!
With much upheaval and unexpected travel, our family did not get to celebrate our Christmas until New Year’s eve morning. When we finally got home, we wrapped gifts like our hair was on fire! Finally, the moment came to wake our girl and have our family Christmas.