Where are those warm spring days?

Where are those warm spring days?

I know we’re all tired of this cold, yucky weather. I keep thinking, “Tomorrow will be better. Tomorrow will be warmer” But instead I wake up to a fresh layer of snow covering the earth.  Even now while I’m typing this I have snow covering my patio table. Dave brought it out a few weeks … Continue reading

When I Don’t Get It My Way

Now I was mad. And I had every right to be, didn’t I? I kept asking myself over and over “Why do I have to change? I wasn’t the one who screwed up?” My annoyance was piqued and topping out on the high scale. This whole “following and being led by Him” is hard when … Continue reading

When I Didn’t Want to Follow

When I Didn’t Want to Follow

We hold onto big words like “Trust God.” Faith is easy when life is easy. Faith is easy when things go our way and we have need of nothing. But what about when it’s not? What about when what seemed secure is shaken and knocked off kilter? Finances become tight, loved ones suffer and the … Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Mom

Happy Birthday, Mom

Grief comes in waves. It’s foolish to think I can make it through January without tears. It’s been 15 years since my mother died.  January 18 was her last day on earth. As the sun was rising, He came and escorted her home. I remember the day with precision and clarity. I remember the room… … Continue reading

Leaving Behind and Moving Forward

Leaving Behind and Moving Forward

For a Monday morning, the fog outside gives the appearance that it’s much too early to leave the bed.  I’m drawn to stay under the covers with my heavy lids closed for just a bit longer. But the clock doesn’t lie and the pets wanting food don’t care that it’s Monday or foggy. I’ve been … Continue reading

Secret Treasures at Christmas Time

One of my favorite things to do at Christmas time is curl up on the couch, sip hot cocoa, dim the lights and let the Christmas tree’s light fill the dark space.  My mind quiets down and I begin to ponder. That word ponder always reminds me of the Bible verse in Luke 2 where … Continue reading