Got Direction?

Does anyone else have a pile of book on or around their nightstand?  Mine is getting to the point of ridiculous. Not only that but there are books on the chest at the foot of my bed, stacked in bookshelves throughout my house, and in various bags I carry around in the off chance I’ll… Continue reading Got Direction?

What Happens Afterwards?

It’s been a weird week or so.  Do you know what I mean? I can’t put my finger on it, but it’s been a little off. I think I know part of the reason and it’s quite surprising to me.  Particularly because I thought I was kinda past all this stuff. You know all healed… Continue reading What Happens Afterwards?

When You’ve Got Nothing Left to Give…and need some help and some hope

  About three months ago I began a program to get my teaching license and eventually my Masters in Education.  At the time it seemed like a really good thing…even though I don’t have the money to pay for the program nor is the time to do it clearly evident.  In fact when I was interviewing with… Continue reading When You’ve Got Nothing Left to Give…and need some help and some hope

I Should Have Hugged Her

         I was sitting here just finishing up my quiet time and it struck me. I should have hugged her. My 7-year old broke her toe last week.  We are gimpy together…same foot even! It would be comical if it weren’t so pathetic. She won’t let me take a picture of our… Continue reading I Should Have Hugged Her

My Newest MomLife Today post!

My Newest MomLife Today post!

This month at www.MomLifeToday.com we are dealing with that age-old mommy problem – anger.  Mom’s March MADness! 

I know that I struggle with this…it’s so easy to get overwhelmed and feel frustrated.  There are days when fire and smoke spew from my ears and words I’d rather keep to myself spill from my lips.  It’s definitely a huge prayer in my life…that God would give me the strength to rise about the frustrations. I would like to really show the fruit of the Spirit – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22).  After all God has already given them to me…why is it so difficult to use them, show them, and offer them? I believe this is another one of those things I do in God’s strength…with God’s perspective.  Let us join together and pray that God will give us an overflowing of the fruit of the Spirit in our lives so that we can bless our children.  And maybe stop the smoke and fire :)! 

Where Did She Go?

My daughter Elizabeth was complaining the other night at bedtime about a bunch of stuff.  I said, “Let’s pray about it. To which she replied with a wail, “But that never works!  I pray and God doesn’t answer.” Oh dear! I thought. I put my hand gently on her forehead and rubbed her eyebrow with… Continue reading Where Did She Go?