• letting go of perfection

    It’s Time To Let Go Of Parenting Perfection

    November 18, 2017

    Remember the book The Strong Willed Child by Dr. James Dobson?  I cried when I read that book … finally someone understood what I was going through with my first born, strong-willed child!  Not only did he understand, he gave me some applicable training tools.  Raising my strong-willed daughter was emotionally exhausting.  I never felt […]

  • breath of life

    When Panic Steals Our Breath, He Gives Us His

    November 8, 2017

    Have you ever been hit in the gut hard enough to have the wind knocked out of you?  I remember the first time it happened to me, I was playing on a swing set.  The details are cloudy however I remember jumping off the swing and landing on my knees.  The jarring motion caused the […]

  • harvest

    Harvesting Is Not About Fulfilling Your Wants

    October 25, 2017

    My husband woke me and asked if I’d pray … sitting in a dark hallway I listened and prayed as he paced back and forth on the phone.  “Brother, I believe Jesus took away our sin and died on the cross so we could be with him …” his words shook as he spoke about […]

  • transition

    Revealing the Colors of Grace in Transition

    October 18, 2017

    Viewing the changing leaves has always been my favorite part of the Autumn season.  Fields of trees erupt with colors as if coming alive! For a few brief climatic weeks, Autumn is seen as one of beauty and change that introduces us to a season of resting and dormancy.  I’ve seen the change every year, […]

  • ladders

    Finding Perspective in Failed Success

    October 10, 2017

    Leaning against the wall in my living room is a weathered grey ladder.  Years ago, this ladder was used to climb onto an elevated platform.  It connected the ordinary to wondrous sights and imagination.  This ladder saw many climbers and helped boost children and adults into higher perspectives.  When the platform was taken down, I decided the ladder should […]