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 »

  • Satan Is!

    Without completely realizing it, I think I saw it heading my way. I had spent far too many years as a lump of despair not to recognize depression knocking at my door. Yet when I awoke this morning convinced I was the biggest failure that God had ever created, I have to admit I was… Read more »

  • Deep in Isaiah

    The Lord has sent a message against Jacob; it will fall on Israel. All the people will know it Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria who say with pride and arrogance of heart, “The bricks have fallen down, but we will rebuild with dressed stone; the fig trees have been felled, but we will replace… Read more »

  • Seriously?!

    You know that home schooling is the right decision when… after hearing, “2 Brazilian Soccer Players Dead, Story at Ten” your son’s public-school educated friend asks, “How many is a brazilian?”

  • Pride Goeth, Therefore I’m Bald

    I’ve noticed that for the past year or two, at an alarming rate, I am losing my hair. I brush my hair before I shower, to find tons of hair in the brush. I comb through it after a good shampoo and condition, more hair comes out. I find my drab brown hair on the… Read more »

  • The Spirit As Our Teacher

    “If the reader… enjoys the reading of the Word little, that is just the reason why he should read it much; for the frequent reading of the Scriptures creates a delight in them, so that the more we read them, the more we desire to do so.” – George Muller I’ve been under a very… Read more »

  • A Terrifying 9 Minutes

    The sky grew cloudy and the winds began to pick up, and to my delight the weather site said we were in for some long awaited rain. Never mind the fact that my husband had spent literally hours this morning watering before he left for work. This was good news. It has been an exceptionally… Read more »

  • Only Slightly Tongue-in-Cheek

    After watching another 8 bicyclers, and no kidding another 32 joggers pass my front window all before 9AM this morning I feel compelled to give the reason for my objection to the all-American pastime, exercise. No Exercising Solely for the Sake of Exercise: A Biblical Defense While I freely admit that Americans in general are… Read more »

  • A Northern Concern

    As we walked out of the church service yesterday, both my husband and I were discouraged by what we had just witnessed. Yes, I mean witnessed and not participated in because I, for one, rarely feel as though I have participated in what is so generously referred to as a worship service. By the looks… Read more »

  • A Nagging Thought

    I’ve watched a lot of the news coverage, probably way too much for my own good. My dreams are filled with images of horrific pain and loss. I’ve read a lot of what people have to say online about this tragedy. The opinions expressed range from declarations that this is God’s judgment on an area… Read more »

  • What Fragrance Are You Wearing?

    As I rested my head against the back of the chair, leaning towards the right, as close to the window as possible, I couldn’t help but consider the reason why the pervasive odor of roads being resurfaced brought me such feelings of peace and comfort. As an adult, I have always loved the only-in-the-summer smell… Read more »