Harvest: Deep Relationships

When I chose the theme Harvest for this month's blog I immediately thought of the book of Ruth in the Bible. The story uses a barley harvest to bring about significant changes for a destitute widow and her widowed mother-in-law as well as changes in the life of field owner.  Through their deep relationships with … Continue reading Harvest: Deep Relationships

Living Known

**This is the final article in my blog series of Being Known. You can catch Part 1 and Part 2 here. What does it look like to live a life of feeling KNOWN by God? Living with an awareness of feeling known is a work in progress and not something I have mastered, not many … Continue reading Living Known

To Be Known – Part 1

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

The Unholiness of Holy Week

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

When You Want to Give Up

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

Let Go of Doing it All: Part 3

There is no easy formula to letting go of doing it all. I wish I could tell you to do A+B=C and your stress would disappear! The process of "Letting Go" is different for each person reading these words. My hope is that my story will help you reflect on yours and what changes you … Continue reading Let Go of Doing it All: Part 3

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

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

Heart Connection

The ages of my kids currently are 13, 11, 6, and 4.  When people hear that, their eyes grow wide with amazement and seemingly empathize with my current state of exhaustion.  While dealing with 13-year-old drama and new levels of emotions, my 6-year-old is exerting new independence with each negotiation to my basic demands.  Each … Continue reading Heart Connection

I Don’t Pretend to Know Everything…

Truly, I don't.  In the grand scope of the world, I know very little.  I know enough to help my middle school daughters with homework, yet I still find myself taking a refresher course on Google to figure out how to find y in terms of x.  However, I consider myself a lifelong student studying … Continue reading I Don’t Pretend to Know Everything…