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Thriving, not Surviving

Thriving, not Surviving

My husband and I have the privilege of celebrating our 18th anniversary today.  As I reflect on the beginning of our journey together, I’m reminded of the moments of fun and laughter we have shared.  Oh, how special those memories are to me. But such moments seemed […]

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Lean On Me

Lean On Me

Earlier this week, my mom needed a medical procedure performed at a facility, but the water levels were rising in Houston. Hurricane Harvey was leaving devastation in its path.  Although her home was dry, the streets were flooded to a point that made travel dangerous.  She had no […]

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Thank God for Sunshine

Thank God for Sunshine

My friend from Houston texted me today. “The sun is out. Praise the Lord!!” Storms have a way of bringing life to a complete halt….but they also have a way of making us see hope in even the slightest ray of sunshine. In simple every day things […]

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How We Can Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

How We Can Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

The devastation Hurricane Harvey has caused in South Texas has been quite alarming. Seeing the photos of the damage and hearing from friends and family who have been displaced from their homes has left many of our hearts heavy.  The reality is that when a natural disaster […]

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Lessons from Jeremiah

This past month, we have been reading through Jeremiah.  This is one of those books that I never really read very much; Other than the “For I know the plans I have for you…” section, I basically ignored this book. The readings consist of the prophet Jeremiah prophesying death […]

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A Lesson from the Best

A Lesson from the Best

What an exciting Monday it has been for our family! Freshly sharpened pencils and crisp new notebooks were all laid out for our first day of school. No sooner did the books crack open and the assignments begin for Math and Latin, when we joined our friends […]

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Qualified

Qualified

  Have you felt inadequate or too afraid to speak up because you feel unqualified or even rejected? I’ve been there. I’ve felt ashamed to speak up because I felt like an outsider, like my opinion didn’t matter. Second Kings chapter 5 talks about a young Jewish […]

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When You Can’t Walk Away

How do you handle moody, angry or just plain foolish people? Anyone who knows me knows that I have no tolerance for nonsense. If I can, I walk away from those people…and I stay away. But what if we can’t walk away…what if it’s people we work […]

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Terrible or Terrific .. You Choose

Terrible or Terrific .. You Choose

Words are pretty powerful, aren’t they? When my oldest daughter was three years old, I was struggling with how to address her behavior. One could often hear me saying, “First, the terrible two’s. Now, the terror three’s. I don’t know what to do!!” I had heard about […]

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A Fire in my Bones

A Fire in my Bones

  At the start of summer, my thirteen year old, began to “play around” a little more on the piano. He would hear a song at church or on the radio, then come home and try to figure out the keys. The more he played, the better […]

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