July Wrap-Up and Look Back

First off, I can’t believe it’s August. Where did summer go? I have friends with kids who are already back in school for the year and that is just not okay. We’ve finished off another month so it’s time to look back and remind ourselves of what we’ve learned, done or just plain old loved. So here we go: Our annual … Continue reading

As much as I try, I just can’t do it

“Okay, Mom, roll your tongue like this….” Concentrating hard and willing it as much as I can, I try to roll my tongue but it just won’t roll. It’s the same with winking. I try and try but I can’t get just one eye to close while keeping the other one open. It’s a family dinner … Continue reading

When our souls need to breathe

The hustle of a new morning hits me and the desire to roll over and ignore the sun is strong. But the laundry calls and the dishes I left last night are already taunting me. I pour that first cup and begin the hustle of last night’s unfinished work. Clothes are thrown into the wash, … Continue reading

When God says it’s time to move on

You’d think I’d be used to this saying ‘good-bye” business but each time it hits me like a ton of bricks. My hubby calls this phase we’re in now “Asbury Church 3.0” ~ the third time we start over with new leaders. We have now pastored at this church for over 12 years. Every day sets a new … Continue reading

TEN of My Favorite Things

Here we are at Five Minute Friday with Kate Motaung and the gang! Kate’s daughter is turning 10 this week so she chose the word prompt: TEN. My older kids are past the age of 10 and sweet Matthew is just 6 with his first wiggly tooth. Dave and I have been married for more than double … Continue reading

How we survive this storm of life

I hear the distance thunder drawing near and know the storm is coming. I can’t stop it from coming I can only prepare for the onset. Windows are shut and patio cushions are brought in. The sky is growing darker and the storm’s nearness is haunting. There’s nothing to do but wait for it to … Continue reading