Can we go back to twirling on the swing?

Dear friend, Last week, I was chit-chatting with a friend….. I’d love to tell you I do this often but that wouldn’t be true. Sadly, in my adulting days of planning life, running errands, laundry and working, I’ve lost simple time with friends. It’s been slowly eroding away over the years and it somewhat bothers … Continue reading

God’s Got This

Dear friend, In the early morning hours the sun was barely visible through the fog. Monday’s can be like that. We head into a new week with a full schedule written in the pages of our planner yet unsure as to what these upcoming days will really bring. Our agendas hold what needs to be … Continue reading

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