• Rest and Recount

    Three Encouragments While You Wait for a New Season

    February 19, 2018

    Perhaps the day was at fault for my mood.  The sky was downcast at midday, the sun felt a galaxy away.  The trees are asleep in this cold and dreary season and I feel all creations slumber.  Just a little sun glow and some warmth would deeply nourish my hungry summer appetite.  My driving thoughts […]

  • motivation

    Staying Motivated In Moments of Uncertainty

    January 24, 2018

    I enjoy a good motivational quote, however in my search for a good motivational quote, I’ve used up all my motivation! 😐   Sorry Bossbabe, I don’t feel like an A** Kicker, I feel more like a A** Sitter!  In other words, I’ve parked my butt along with my ambition!  Somewhere in this long month […]

  • alive

    Stepping Out of Our Algorithms and Into Influence

    January 3, 2018

    “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive.  And then go do that.  Because what the world needs are people who are alive.”  Dr. Howard Thurman   The new year brings a renewed excitement.  It brings reflection as well as contemplation.  The religious speak prophetic words and people flock […]

  • 2017 wrap up

    2017 Most Popular Posts!

    December 30, 2017

    When I look back over the year, Father has been faithful!   The year started with the concept of Partnership and Father has been a faithful partner through physical struggles, parenting struggles and … um, LIFE Struggles!  As I close out 2017, it’s good to see where we met!  You too represent a partner; someone […]

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    Jesus Has Left The Manger

    December 14, 2017

    Nativity scenes have been placed, porcelain and plastic, Mary and Joseph.  They have their stations beside the small manger, and as I bend to look into the painted hay, I’m reminded of how this looks exactly the same as last year, and the year before.  I twinge at the repetitious act, the yearly decorations set […]

  • raising personalities

    A Few Parenting Truths When You Don’t Like Your Child

    November 29, 2017

    As a mom, we don’t often confess the things that weigh us down the most.  We keep some thoughts to ourselves because we feel guilty for feeling emotions beyond the scope of lovely, nurturing mothering.  When my daughter was two years old I had a deadening moment of truth arise from within the bowels of […]

  • 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 […]

  • a moment

    A Moment To Breathe

    September 29, 2017

    I am the Goldilocks of devotions.  A devotion, for me, has to be just right. Not too long, not too short.  It has to relate to me and must speak directly to situations in my life.  When I read a devotional, I want it to stay with me throughout the day.  I want it to […]