Tagged with Christian living

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

Perfection Stops Me From Starting

Perfection Stops Me From Starting

I’m learning something about myself in this whole goal setting of writing two blog posts a week. It’s not as hard as I imagine… once I get started. Getting over perfectionism is exhilarating. I might have mentioned this before but I have 41 drafts sitting in my Posts file. Some of them need to stay … Continue reading

Am I Enough?

Am I Enough?

A popular phrase right now is, “You are enough!”  Which I get. I get what people are trying to communicate.  It’s the whole idea that who I am as a person is enough. How I think about myself needs to be that “I am enough” just as I am. Sometimes I luck out and I … Continue reading

Some Days I Really Miss Her

Some Days I Really Miss Her

I’m not even sure what I want to write today because honestly it’s one of those days. My goal setting of writing 2 blogs a week is keeping me on task. Reason #1 — I’m motivated by setting a goal and checking off my progress and #2 — I really want that new upholstered chair … Continue reading

Presentation is Everything

Presentation is Everything

I’ve learned something about my family. — Presentation is everything! I can go to the store, buy a bunch of great food, bring it home, pack it into the refrigerator and there it sits. We get hungry or have a hankering from something, open the fridge, stare into it and mutter, “Yep, there’s nothing here!” … Continue reading