Rainy Autumn Mondays Unto the Lord

We were thankful for the rain Monday morning. The dry ground was thirsty! I was glad the girls got their pumpkins carved the evening before, just in time. We don’t celebrate Halloween as its roots are not even close to God-honoring, and in my conviction, I cannot celebrate it, but I did wait for theContinue reading “Rainy Autumn Mondays Unto the Lord”

Finding Peace in Weakness

The sunlight either said hello sooner than I expected or I lost track of time since getting up so early which allowed a few things to be accomplished before all the kids got out the door for school. Not that my two olders need me anymore–and I wasn’t sure how long it’d be before IContinue reading “Finding Peace in Weakness”

When a writer crosses the finish line. #WritingFromRest Week 10!

I just sent out 13 congratulations to those who signed up for the Writing from Rest course.  I still can’t believe we did it! Do you all know how huge this is? If you know me, you know I stink at finishing things. I have no problem starting things.  When I was 12 I startedContinue reading “When a writer crosses the finish line. #WritingFromRest Week 10!”

Begin Again: When Two Hearts Finally Become One (A guest post)

Starting over, 13 years later. The water trickled down his face and the suds washed away.  I pulled the plug and wrapped my one year old bundle of joy boy up in a warm snuggly towel and carried him downstairs. Leaning my back up against the wall, I sat in his room and watched himContinue reading “Begin Again: When Two Hearts Finally Become One (A guest post)”

Chasing perfect. (#whybotherwithchurch guest post)

I nervously sat down in one of the rear rows with my husband and children.  The atmosphere was nice, people were friendly.  The music and harmonious voices flowed up throughout the sanctuary and all I could think about was, “Are my kids behaving?” Trying to calm them down to no avail, I took their littleContinue reading “Chasing perfect. (#whybotherwithchurch guest post)”

Trusting in God’s power to get me through, not by my effort alone.

We may feel like the little blue engine that chugs up a steep hill, but remember we are not steam-powered. We are Spirit-powered. We can trust God to help us. He does not leave us to fend for ourselves.   Have you ever been called to do something specific but found it hard to trustContinue reading “Trusting in God’s power to get me through, not by my effort alone.”

Fear-fighting from rest, not from having all the answers.

My last post was all true.  An amazing peace has swept my heart away.  I just talked to Matt on the phone about how in awe of God I am that things have totally taken a 180 from these past few months in our lives. Mentally, emotionally, spiritually…even physically I have been motivated to eatContinue reading “Fear-fighting from rest, not from having all the answers.”