We are in the first week of advent. In the church, Advent means the weeks leading up to the birth of Christ. Often this is represented by lighting a candle, specifically purple in color, to signify the hope of the coming of Christ. In the Old Testament, God's people had strayed so far from Him. … Continue reading Hope in a Hopeless World
This month's blog posts will center around the theme of Harvest. While most of us are not farmers and do not rely on a physical harvest of crops for our livelihood, we can all relate to the changes a harvest brings. A fall harvest brings farmers to the end of a season of growing and … Continue reading Seasons of Harvest
In my home as a child, we always had what we needed but seldom an abundance of anything...except books. I always had a book to read and cherished the stories on those pages. If I have carried anything from my childhood over to my own children it is a love for reading. I read aloud … Continue reading To Be Known – Part 1
I would have preferred skipping over it. I nearly did. I couldn't bring myself to write about this condition that has taken over our home and family. This year Fibromyalgia Awareness day coincided with Mother's Day. I didn't have the emotional stamina to focus on both. We don't need a day to be aware of … Continue reading Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
Whirlwind. This week has been just that. I self-published a book that I never wanted to self-publish. It was just a little something I wrote during one of the most challenging times of my life as a mom. My writers group encouraged creating a product to add to my site and I thought, why not? … Continue reading Well, why not?
Happy Saturday, friends. Five days.
Only God can turn darkness to light. Only God can take a cross meant for death and turn it into a symbol of hope. I have never seen the Cathedral of Notre Dame. I probably never will. My travels have never taken me to Europe. The cost of raising four children restricts placing money into … Continue reading A Glowing Cross
The word sacred has lost its meaning in our world today. Human lives aren't held sacred as we defile life by dehumanizing it. Homes aren't deemed sacred as families are splitting exponentially. God certainly isn't considered sacred as our choices reflect a lack of respect and fear. This week leading up to Easter or Resurrection … Continue reading The Unholiness of Holy Week
Renew. There is something about that word that makes me feel refreshed. It is my word for the year that I wrote about in the beginning of January. I have been on a journey of mental, spiritual, and physical renewal. Just checking in with my readers who have a "word" for their year. How is … Continue reading A Time to Renew
I just can't do it today. One year ago, you couldn't get out of bed. I am so tired of being tired. One year ago, noises drove you from stores. Everything hurts. One year ago you could barely walk. I can't tolerate anyone or anything right now. One year ago your siblings feared you. I … Continue reading When You Want to Give Up