It’s been three years since my last blog post, yet at renewal time, I just couldn’t let my blog go. I was reflecting as to why I needed to hold onto it. I mean I had recently re-read a bunch of my old blog posts and cringed as I read them. I would write them so differently now. A little less preachy, maybe writing in the mess, versus waiting until I had cleaned up the mess. And it’s been three years since I posted! Continue reading “Love & Joy”
My son was grumbling that it was too hot. Inside I am screaming, “Really? Did we just not have the coldest, snowiest winter ever? It was the polar vortex for goodness sake. Now it’s Memorial Day and 84 and you want to complain? What is the matter with you?” Continue reading “Enjoy This Moment”
Even family members were surprised that I decided to have a third child. Preclampsia, gestational diabetes, miscarriages, bed-rest, induced pregnancies, NICU stays, over-dosed TWICE. Why do this again? Continue reading “I Love Being a Mom”
Thoughts danced in my head of how I would live if I won the lotto. The career path I would take, the house I would build, the vacations I would take, the children I would adopt, the donations I would make. Continue reading “If I won the Lotto”
You wonder when the loneliness will end. Will it ever be over? I have learned that if you are not content now, you will not be content once your circumstances change. Continue reading “I Love a Lonely Day – Part 4”
“Not without design does God write the music of our lives. Be it ours to learn the tune, and not be dismayed at the ‘rests’. They are not to be slurred over, not to be omitted, not to destroy the melody, not to change the keynote. If we look up, God Himself will beat the tune for us. Continue reading “I Love a Lonely Day – Part 3”
I spent too long believing I was living Plan B. I thought that if I had just done X, Y and Z, I would be living Plan A. For now I was waiting, doing my “penance” – until Plan A would magically appear, and my “real” life would start and I would live happily ever after. Continue reading “Plan B”
“Nearly all of God’s jewels are crystallized tears.*” It is so hard. Why do we have to go through hard times? I know they bring me closer to God, but it hurts so much!
It is often the painful things in life that later bring us great joy because it is only then that God’s true power is seen clearly. When I am weak, He is strong. Continue reading “I Love a Lonely Day – part 2”
In every person there is a God-given desire to love and to be loved. It is not uncommon to go through a season of loneliness. In those seasons it is natural to try and stop the loneliness by filling it with other things. Many times these things are good: Continue reading “I Love a Lonely Day – part 1”
I am an avid reader. One vacation I polished off 5 books in 6 days. But this particular book took me over 3 years to finish. Not because it was boring, but because it was THAT good.
LIFE-CHANGING good. Continue reading “21 Ways To Conquor Anxiety, Fear and Discontentment”