What About The Monsters Under My Bed?

What About The Monsters Under My Bed?

From somewhere in the dark I hear, “Mom?” It usually only takes a whisper and I’m awake. My kids call it “mother ears” because at the faintest sound I’m awake. I used to be a sound sleeper.  Snoozing right through alarms, roommates shaking me awake for 7 AM class and my own mother coaxing me … Continue reading

Setting God as a Priority #MoreofGod

Setting God as a Priority #MoreofGod

As people of faith we understand the importance of time spent with God. Just as we understand that exercise is important for staying healthy and eating a balanced diet along with a good night’s sleep all make for better living and a better day ahead. It’s not that we don’t think these things are important, … Continue reading

What To Do When You’re Done With Winter

What To Do When You’re Done With Winter

Some seasons are long! It’s winter right now and I have to say it’s my least favorite. Early spring ranks right above it because mud is my nemesis and wiping my dog’s feet every time she comes in from being outside is exasperating. I’m working on this attitude adjustment and some days are better than … Continue reading

How A Plant Taught Me Perseverance

How A Plant Taught Me Perseverance

My mother had an angel wing begonia plant right inside her front entry way. This plant was from her own mother’s home and over the years the plant grew. Not so much in a bushy, full manner but it did take over.  The stems grew toward the window and mom just tied it up and … Continue reading

What To Do When Life’s Not Easy

What To Do When Life’s Not Easy

While sitting with my friend, she blurted out, “I guess I wanted it to be easy… I was waiting for God to make it easy but instead I’m figuring out it’s hard.” We both chuckled a bit and then stared off the deck toward the yard where our kids were playing. Silence sat between us … Continue reading

When Things Don’t Go as Planned

When Things Don’t Go as Planned

Last week I was working on getting back to a normally scheduled program. But what does that even look like? With all our good intentions life still happens and instead of it falling into place we find it falling all over the place. I’m rereading the book, Teaching from Rest by Sarah Mackenzie. The subtitle … Continue reading