New Project, New Home

I’ve been blogging on and off for a decade. There have been seasons where I blogged daily and felt that my community online was more important, more encouraging than my almost non-existent real life community. Now is not one of those seasons. I am invested in the people that surround me now. I am in love… Read more »

This stirs something in me

I’ve watched this more than once. God stirs something in me each time. Now I’m praying about it. Would it be possible for little old me to raise the funds for a house? It’s difficult for us to even keep up with our household bills each month. When living paycheck to paycheck is our reality, is… Read more »

Whatever is Good

I want to write. It’s been a while so I am tempted to feel overwhelmed by all the possible topics. I don’t know where to start. There are literally thousands of jumping off points where a story of some kind would form. I sit here in this 2800 and something square foot house, completely alone. Julian is… Read more »


Have you ever been so desperately in need of furniture that you purchased it on one of those God-awful pay plans that promise No Interest or Payments for 72 Months! And then you find yourself still making payments on furniture that fell apart years ago. Yeah, me neither! But if you did, every time that you make that… Read more »

Change, better get used to it.

This past August my husband and I drove our youngest – our only daughter – to college. It was a 4 hour trek and once we arrived we slowed slightly, pushed her, her suitcases, and two sets of twin bedding out the window of the truck. Then we happily drove off laughing and pinching each other to be sure we weren’t dreaming. We were FINALLY… Read more »

We’re all just one big happy family

My parents had seven children. Yes, they are Catholic. Now stop interrupting. I was the sixth born, second girl and probably the best baby they had. Except that I wasn’t. That distinction always, always goes to the youngest child especially if it is a girl. Which she is. We are, for all those looking in from… Read more »

I died laughing

I could watch this a hundred times and still want to see it one more time. Jimmy’s reaction just when he realizes that he actually could have had a date with Nicole is priceless. I almost feel sorry for his wife because, although I’m sure he loves her and is happily married, his facial expressions… Read more »

Life should have rules

You probably won’t learn any profound things reading here. Well, you may but I highly doubt they’ll be from me. I really just want this to be a place where anyone can visit, acknowledge that life has thrown a punch or twelve their way, and leave encouraged. If not encouraged by the words others reply,… Read more »

Getting started. Again.

Years ago, over ten to be more precise, I started blogging. I have had multiple blogs over the years and more recently just taken a long break from writing on a personal blog. It’s been… nice. But I never feel like I can permanently leave this online world. Even in the midst of the break I knew… Read more »

  • Here’s a Forward I Haven’t Received 1000 Times

    A University professor at a well known institution of higher learning challenged his students with his question. “Did God create everything that exists?” A student bravely replied, “Yes he did!” “God created everything?” The professor asked. “Yes sir, he certainly did,” the student replied. The professor answered, “If God created everything; then God created evil…. Read more »

  • Living with the What ifs…

    He was maybe thirty at the most when my husband met him three years ago. My husband had questions about digital cameras and his obsession with electronics meant he was the perfect co-worker to ask. Nice guy in general, although the two had little in common, he and Julian seemed to hit it off. As… Read more »

  • mee dee whyo

    What does it mean? Apparently when a three-year-old says it, it means, “Missed me by a mile!” Who’da thunk it?

  • LoveBird Lovers

    We’ve lived through just slightly more than our first week of being bird owners. They may be my daughters pets but we’ve all fallen in love with her LoveBirds. The little guys are getting so used to us that they prefer to be out of the cage. We’ve started to train them with the word… Read more »

  • Small Towns

    I grew up in a small town, although it couldn’t be called small some thirty years later. Back in the seventies, when we first moved to what most people referred to as “the boonies,” all the relatives thought my parents were crazy. Sure the house was bigger than most found in the city but we… Read more »

  • Artichoke Hummus

    I made the following recipe. If you like hummus, you’ll just love it. Next I’m going to try making up a hummus recipe with Tahini and red peppers in it. I’ll post it when I get it just right. But for now, try this one ’cause it sure beats paying $8.00 a lb. from the… Read more »

  • A Changed Life

    We all have so much to be thankful for everyday, this can’t be denied. Yet for our family this particular Thanksgiving deserved even more celebration and gratefulness to God for His mercy than any other in memory. He chose, a second time, to spare the life of a loved one. How amazing is His grace!?… Read more »

  • Update… A Life Hangs in the Balance

    Last night, many of the latest tests results were in on my nephew, none of which were hopeful. The MRI showed extensive brain damage. In fact, the doctors said they didn’t even believe he would regain consciousness once off the coma-inducing medicine. Julian and I had been to hospital in the afternoon and both of… Read more »

  • A Life Hangs in the Balance

    Some of you may remember my posts last March concering my nephew and the miracle that our mighty God graciously bestowed on our family in sparing his life after a drug overdose. Today, exactly six 8 months to the day that we thought we would lose a beloved family member, we find ourselves back in… Read more »

  • If, and a Triple Promise

    If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14) Called by the name of the Lord, we are nevertheless erring men… Read more »