If ever there was a picture that summed up the last couple of weeks, it would be this one. On top of my growing workload, schedule demands, and battles with various illnesses, my oldest two kids have been out of school 5 days in the last 3 weeks.... In the midsts of this less-than ideal turn of events, God has been tugging at my heart, as He always does, to turn to Him. My thoughts have more often turned to my own displeasure with the circumstances and how it impacts ME rather than to HIM and His goodness in this season.
Last week much of the US was embattled with the "Polar Vortex." News stations predicted record-setting low temperatures. In addition to the cold, many areas were blanketed in snow, making travel treacherous. Despite the cold and snow, I braved the elements to make a few standing meetings I had on the calendar. It would have … Continue reading Beautiful Snow
If I were to ask you who YOU are, what would you say? Sure you might rattle off the obvious descriptors: daughter, wife, sister, mother, friend, employee... But what about the you that is only you. The you that exists in the dark, when you're alone, when it's just your thoughts, your desires, your needs … Continue reading Finding You
It's been a few days. Before Christmas, I had no intention of taking these last two weeks off from blogging. Life happened, as it always does, and in an effort to not be forced or frantic, I opted to relax, breathe, and let my mind rest. We celebrated Christmas with our boys. The next morning … Continue reading Delaying The Start Isn’t Always Bad
One of the many questions I want to ask God when I have a chance is "Why did my kids act like heathens when I went out of my way to do something special for them?" Time and time again, I find myself in the same situation. I go out of my way to take … Continue reading Meltdown in Aisle 5