Running with Endurance

A few weeks ago I was frustrated by my lack of time to do some things. Things like exercise, serious Bible study, sleep… My how things have changed and not in the way I imagined…I don’t know what I imagined but this wasn’t it. So a few weeks ago, I decided to just do it…just… Continue reading Running with Endurance

Trust and the Consequences

You know how you think you know stuff and then you realize all of a sudden that you really don’t?  That has been my experience this past week. A dear friend of mine is working through some books and studies with me to figure out how to get to a healthier place in the whole… Continue reading Trust and the Consequences

Love, Rest, and Sickness…In No Particular Order

Today is my first sick day for me in a few years. I’ve done sick days for children and sick days for parents, but not for me. I slept a lot and sat a lot…well, actually I was more lying down a lot. And all the stillness…it was glorious. I haven’t been still for….for forever.… Continue reading Love, Rest, and Sickness…In No Particular Order

In the Moment

It was one of those loooong work days. Ten and a half hours to be exact.  I was bone weary tired. So when my little ones were dropped off at my school, I decided it sounded like a Chick Fila kinda day. There was no argument from my littles.  It’s the favorite restaurant….they know us… Continue reading In the Moment

Day 3 – All About Me

How is it possible we have another snow day?  Not that I’m complaining, but I kind of would like a summer break!  And I feel like we are getting farther and farther behind at school…which, of course, we are. I do see this as God’s provision for me.  I have caught up on my teacher… Continue reading Day 3 – All About Me

My Life…Living It

Thank you so much for all your encouraging words and prayers.  I feel badly that I have used this blog so often to share my struggles, and lately not as much my blessings. I kinda feel like I’m just plugging along waiting for God to “fix” some things.  He definitely doesn’t work on my schedule…at… Continue reading My Life…Living It

Are You Stuck in a Miry Bog Too?

A lot of people have told me lately that I’m too hard on myself. That I refer to myself as a mess way too much. I believe them. The problem is that I feel like a mess…I feel like I just can’t get my life together…any part of it. I told a friend recently that… Continue reading Are You Stuck in a Miry Bog Too?

Prayer and My Best Friend

I’ve been wanting to write about prayer for several days now. Yesterday was the National Day of Prayer and I didn’t realize it until I checked Facebook. I love it when a plan comes together! Prayer. There is something about that word…it’s peaceful to me. It’s like a sigh. My prayers have been many things… Continue reading Prayer and My Best Friend

Offering and Receiving

Offering and Receiving

I’m so thankful I was asked to post something for www.familymatters.net — this is my first official post!  I hope you enjoy it.  I cannot begin to tell you what a blessing forgiveness is to those of us who have been hurt and heartbroken because of someone else’s actions and for those of us who mess up daily…actually isn’t that all of us?  I pray that you will see the great gift forgiveness is to receive and to offer.