Each year the Lord highlights something special for me for each Christian holiday. Tonight, on the eve of Lent, as my children lay sleeping, I am reflecting on what just happened in my home last Saturday night, as I was preparing for a small V-day party at my home. The refrigerator went out due to […]

Love Does

Just like the Bob Goff book, love can be so sweetly said. But, I have learned, if somebody loves you, they show it through action. We are all limited, yes, and there is grace in our struggle with natural human selfishness, but true, deep, real love-always does. This Valentine’s Day I am focused on loving […]

Persevering help

I know the importance of perseverance. But day after day, handling physical pain and trying to internally motivate myself to think positive and push through battles and chronic pain can be too much to bear, even for types who bend toward trying to be tough/push through pain/persevere. There is a limit. God is reassuring me […]

Craving coffee today, but I was determined to go on a bike ride and stick to tea. The kids and I had a lovely bike ride in nice 50 degree weather. It was just what we needed! Thankful to be with my kids and thankful to make memories together as we go through this Advent […]


Tonight, as I baked chocolate chip cookies and got ready for our move, I contemplated what makes me truly happy: tonight, I am so thankful for Jesus, always longing to press into Him deeper. But I am on a path towards Him, noticing Him, hearing Him, filled up by Him and just so very thankful […]


Have you felt a loss of passion? Maybe for certain things/activities/pursuits? I think it is important to guard your heart and keep your passion. Let your heart feel alive for something. Block out all the negative and replace it with TRUTH. This week I am focusing on keeping my heart protected and staying passionate about […]


It is so important to be accurate with our words. To explain things with words that accurately and correctly give our audience a good picture of what we saw or experienced. The more accurate, the more integrity, which can have a ripple effect, and bless those who hear our words.

Feeling pain

A natural human response to physical pain is to want to make it stop. Emotional pain is no different. I have ways of coping, the main strategies are finding Scripture and distraction. Some pain doesn’t ever go away, it just heals. And it is better left in the past. Today, as I fast and realize […]