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Hope for the Hopeless

Hope for the Hopeless

Has a certain circumstance left you feeling hopeless? No matter how much you pray, it seems as there is no change, no hope.  Suddenly, you feel forgotten by God.  Even worse, maybe those around you don’t seem to have an inkling of how to empathize with you. […]

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Answered Prayers

I came home from work yesterday, and my husband and son were outside with a few neighbors.  The kids were riding their bikes and the adults were hanging out nearby. My daughter and I went across the street to join them.  Our temps were back in the […]

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The Day Lightning Struck…

The Day Lightning Struck…

Some people are natural givers. I’m not one of those people. I am a natural saver. My husband, on the other hand is one of those people. He is a natural giver, but he is also a natural spender. So, as one might expect, our first few years […]

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At the Right Time

At the Right Time

Timing is everything. Just a few weeks ago, my husband turned the big 4-0.  (Insert “over the hill” joke here).   As I thought about this milestone birthday for him, I remembered a phrase used in scripture… “At the right time…” There are lots of different scenarios […]

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Cherish the Moments

Cherish the Moments

I was looking down at my cell phone as my daughter was trying to get my attention.  “Mommy!  Look at what I made!” She was trying to get my approval on her drawing. I didn’t look up and murmured, “Hmm..that’s nice.” “No, Mommy, look!” She insisted.  I […]

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Confessions of a Not so Great Test Taker

Confessions of a Not so Great Test Taker

The test scores were in. I breathed a sigh of relief, told my son I was proud of him and went to bed. The next day, I couldn’t resist. I told my boys, “Don’t ever let a test dictate what you can or can not accomplish.” I […]

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When There Are No Words

When There Are No Words

I was in college when two of my classmates died in a boating accident.  We were part of an intimate group of friends, and upon hearing of their death, we were utterly devastated.  While I had been to several funerals up until that time, I felt the […]

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Nothing is Wasted

Nothing is Wasted

The beginning of a new year brings with it excitement and a momentum for change unlike any other time of the year.  It seems that the whole world is wanting to use this as a time to reset and reboot and start something new.  But for many, […]

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He just didn’t get It…and neither did I

He just didn’t get It…and neither did I

  We had just sat down for family prayer when out of the mouth of my thirteen year old came these words, “Mama, You are so lucky. We all have issues. I’ve got eczema, Josh has feet issues (don’t ask) and Daddy has a cough, but you don’t […]

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A New Day

A New Day

I am by definition a morning person. Even on vacation, I am usually up around 6 a.m.. The upside of this is that I get to see the sunrise. The colors that light up the sky as the sun starts to come up is my favorite moment. […]

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