Tagged with encouragement

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

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

What Were We Thinking?

Nineteen years ago this month, Dave and I went on an adventure.  Some people thought we were crazy.  And at times, so did I. We had left our place of ministry 6 months earlier knowing God had closed that door.  We placed our things in storage, moved in with family and Dave worked temp jobs to … Continue reading

Farewell Summer, Hello Autumn

We said our farewell to summer last night with friends and fireworks.  Now this morning, we settle into all things autumn… my favorite season. I’m on the hunt for autumn mums and pumpkins for the porch.   It’s time for unpacking fun boots and cozy sweaters. A few leaves scatter the yard and there’s a cool chill in the air.  Della is enjoying the fallen … Continue reading

News that Can Change your Outlook Today

Matt came sneaking down the stairs and poked his head in the room.  “Boo!”  he says as he makes his way to the blowing furnace and plops himself down to stay warm. After a while he pops in with a thought, “Mom, I have something to tell you that makes my heart so happy I … Continue reading