Weekend Words

Here are a few blog posts from fellow writers who will give you some beautiful insight into your world this weekend! "Shame is Not My Friend" by Mary Beth Stanford : "And giving grace to myself is possibly the hardest step of all." "Turn Your Worries Into Worship" by Christie Thomas : "This act of … Continue reading Weekend Words

Trying Something New

I still consider myself an amateur at this blogging thing. There is always something new to learn, something to push me and grow me in this world of writing. I recently became a member of Hope*Writers, an online community of writers in different stages and ages, working toward a variety of goals. Immediately I was … Continue reading Trying Something New

Let Go of Doing it All: Part 1

I live my life a little more haphazard than I would like. It is a miracle that my children even get on the school bus with clothes on and lunches packed. One morning in the not too distant past I may have sent my daughter to school with a full on bed head of braided … Continue reading Let Go of Doing it All: Part 1

A Year to Renew

Its that time of year again, time for new goals and resolutions. BLAH, BLAH, BLAH. I pretty much HATE resolutions. Without fail, I will FAIL at achieving resolutions. Goals make me stressed and teary, just ask the trainer at my gym. Life happens and I get off track, never getting back on. Resolutions just don't … Continue reading A Year to Renew

Inconceivable

"Joseph, son of David, don't be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because what has been conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit." Matthew 1:20 The movie "The Princess Bride" is one of those timeless classics with phrases that make me think of the movie every time I hear it.  Each time Wallace … Continue reading Inconceivable

Christmas Came Early

My cup of gratitude overflowed on the couch of the psychiatrist's office.  One smile and one question from the doctor brought forth an onslaught of tears that not only surprised my daughter, but me as well. "Well, how are things going?" Cue tears. Two months ago we sat before this young doctor pleading for help.  … Continue reading Christmas Came Early

Ascending out of the Valley

There was nowhere left to turn.  We had done everything the rheumatologist had told us to do: gentle exercise, physical therapy, seeing a psychologist; yet, pain still riddled my daughter's body on a daily basis.  She was not the child I knew before fibromyalgia overtook her life. Until then, my daughter never met a stranger.  … Continue reading Ascending out of the Valley

Breaking into Silence

I recently realized the words SILENT and LISTEN have the same letters. How interesting that the letter "I" is in the second position of both words. "I" must come second to be silent.  "I" has to come second to listen.   I have also realized that God gave us two ears and one mouth for a … Continue reading Breaking into Silence

Lessons in the Valley: Getting to the Other Side

This valley has its continuous lessons and different perspectives.  A few days prior to the end of the school year, I found myself seated at a position I had only ever viewed from the opposite end of the table.  As the previous school year closed, decisions needed to be made for the upcoming school year. Despite … Continue reading Lessons in the Valley: Getting to the Other Side

Guest Post: Wait for the Manna

I am honored to be featured on my friend Heather's blog this week.  Please click on over to check it out! https://glimpsesofjesus.com/2018/06/02/wait-for-the-manna-a-guest-post-by-leah-lively/