"If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14 NKJV
Blessed, I am! Yet, I know I am not alone in my struggle to enjoy every moment of motherhood. I love my boys, but sometimes I feel like I'm going to go crazy. You know what I'm talkin' about. A couple of weeks ago my boys were having at it. After much prayer I read through I Corinthians … Continue reading Joy From the Inside Out
"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love." I John 4:18 NKJV Yesterday I watched my sons, ages 5 and 7, shovel the snow. They were so excited to get out there, shovel in hand, helping … Continue reading Shovels, Love, and Hot Cocoa
"Your words were found, and I ate them, And Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; For I am called by Your name, O LORD God of hosts." Jeremiah 15:16 On Saturday I listened to an inspiring Christian woman speaking about godly priorities while cleaning my room. Later that same day, … Continue reading Just God and Me
Twelve years ago I was privileged to be a preschool teacher in Poulsbo, Washington. I loved my students! I remember one day when a new fellow joined our class. The poor little man had major first day jitters and insecurities. Not even music and story time could cheer him up. He continued in distress until . . … Continue reading Get out of the way!
Tonight my breath caught in my throat as I noticed a bright rainbow just out my back door. It was positively glowing! I've never seen the violet ribbon so brilliant. As it expanded into a double rainbow, I could hear my children ooo-ing and ahh-ing from their bedroom window, talking back and forth with their Daddy about … Continue reading Father’s Day Reflections
At this very moment I am enjoying a rare moment of bliss. My laptop, Bible, calendar and I are sitting at a local coffee shop, in an air conditioned room with, ironically, a cozy fireplace flickering nearby. It is doing it's job well, relaxing me while I sip a blueberry Italian soda, nibble an M & M cookie, and reflect on … Continue reading Push the Pause Button: Taking Time to Evaluate