Grateful and (a little) Stressed

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.  Romans 15:13 This morning barking dogs disturbed my semi-peaceful slumber…at 4:15 am.  Sometimes I wonder why sleep remains so elusive for me. I found myself asking God,… Continue reading Grateful and (a little) Stressed

Where is My Peace?

Where does the time go?  I can’t remember the last time I could sit down and put thoughts to paper. Things are just too busy.  Each season seems to be busier than the last.  I keep thinking the next season will slowdown…..apparently it isn’t coming anytime soon. God has blessed me with a wonderful job… Continue reading Where is My Peace?

Those Things and Thankfulness

There is this thing I keep talking about.  This thing called thankfulness.  I keep coming back to it in my life and in my writing. I think it is because God keeps bringing me back to it. Over and over and over again. Today my devotional time included the verse I often use to deal… Continue reading Those Things and Thankfulness

In the Middle of the Night

It is the middle of the night and I’m awake.  Wide awake. Yesterday I stayed home from work because I’ve been fighting a wicked cold or flu thing and I slept most of the day.  I was actually thinking I might be well-rested for the next day. No such luck. Part of the problem is… Continue reading In the Middle of the Night

Changing Me

What if something could change so that I wasn’t so very overwhelmed? What would it be? I’m not talking about the things that would make life easier like not having to work, having a nanny and a cook, or receiving a ton of money.  I’m talking about the realistic things.  The things that could actually… Continue reading Changing Me

Had You Known?

It was about this time 6 years ago when my husband left. And although in many ways I’m stronger and better…the repercussions still vibrate through my life.  In the midst of something wonderful, I can feel the stirrings of fear seeping into my thoughts, the beat of insecurity pulsing through me, and the blending of… Continue reading Had You Known?

The Burden of Blessing

Today I am at my home and it is quiet and peaceful and I’m feeling blessed to be here.  The kids are sleeping soundly (and late woohoo!!)  I debated if I should enjoy this blissful quiet asleep or awake.  I opted for awake.  So rarely do I get a moment of solitude and quiet.  I’m… Continue reading The Burden of Blessing

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

hospice, hope and healing

“Momma, I don’t want grandpa to die, but I know he will feel so much better in heaven.” My sweet 12 year old son uttered those words as we sat in an Urgent Care waiting to see the doctor for the two of us, and while my father lay in a hospital bed waiting for… Continue reading hospice, hope and healing