A Deep Breath

There is a place I find myself…sometimes…it is no longer a place of deep grief, but of deep sighing. A place where I find myself needing  the strengthing of a deep breath, the focus of a whispered prayer, and the hope of an all-powerful God. In the past, this place has been about me…about my… Continue reading A Deep Breath

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

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?

Life in the Back Row

There are things that bring back very vivid memories for me…some painful some not. This evening I was playing through some praise music I found in my organizing spree and I began to play “Mighty to Save.” Everyone needs compassion Love that’s never failing Let mercy fall on me Everyone needs forgiveness The kindness of… Continue reading Life in the Back Row

Are You Giving UP?

  I was talking with a friend lately about how it feels like for the past 5+ years God has asked me to give up A LOT! Sometimes it feels like all I’m doing is giving up people, things, hopes, and dreams… Sometimes it has felt unbearable and sometimes it has been relatively easy. Sometimes… Continue reading Are You Giving UP?

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?

What’s Your Choice?

This past weekend my youngest daughters started playing basketball with a local Christian program.  It’s such fun to see them playing.  They’ve never played before and at times it looked like a cross between football, soccer, rugby, and wrestling.  I was laughing a lot.  But another feeling crept in as I sat in that gymnasium. I… Continue reading What’s Your Choice?

Hope in the New Year

Happy 2013!  I saw something funny online yesterday.  It said, “My New Year’s resolution is to remember to write 2013.”  Wouldn’t it be nice if that was all that we needed to resolve to do?  I have so much I want to change about my life that I shudder to think what my resolution list would… Continue reading Hope in the New Year

Stating the Obvious (…well, maybe complaining a bit)

Shhhh…please don’t tell anyone, but I’m sitting on my bed at 11:38pm eating double stuffed Oreo cookies while I try to figure out what went wrong today.  I think I’ve figured it out and I’m not even through the first cookie.  EVERYTHING went wrong today. I think my mascara left my eyes around 3 pm. … Continue reading Stating the Obvious (…well, maybe complaining a bit)