New Things

Just a quick note before I get to my post.  I have had a good number of comments to my previous blogs that have no name on them.  They are encouraging, and I am always grateful.  I respond with a thank you, but  I would like to know who I’m replying to. Would you include…

Oh My Heart

This is a sweet little story that is quite simple yet it reminds me once again how deeply loved I am by God. I know that God loves me.  I believe with all my heart in the gospel of Christ and the unfathomable love that has been shown to all mankind.  It shouldn’t be so…

This Longing In My Heart

This is the first back-to-school season in 18 years that I will not have one or more of my three kids homeschooling.  I am now the mother of three young adult men! This is most certainly a new season in my life.  One might assume that I feel relief for that responsibility wrapping up or…

I Needed That

My friends and I have discussed the valid need and desire to have women who are older than us pour their wisdom into our lives.  Maybe you’ve had someone or several in your life that have given you that extra breath when you were breathless or dose of coveted wisdom when confounded; words of lifting…

Stay, My Heart

There’s an old song that I used to love to hear and sing when I was a little girl.  “I woke up this mornin’ with my mind stayed on Jesus, hallelujah, hallelujah!”  Have you ever had this happen to you?  Where you wake up and feel His presence and everything else takes second place to…

My Mother I Didn’t Recognize

Recently, I came to an unexpected and intensified awareness of a beauty I have known my whole life.  I suppose we are all likely guilty of taking our blessings for granted, those beautiful life provisions that we’ve grown used to.  I try to keep appropriate stores of awe and gratitude to guard against such things….