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 »

  • I Follow Christ

    I am confused, very confused. Can someone please explain? In 1 Corinthians 1:10-17 Paul is scolding the church at Corinth for something I believe is very prevalent today in circles made up of people much more intelligent than I’ll ever be. Yet I clearly see that what is being done is wrong, why don’t they?… Read more »

  • Spurgeon Rocks!

    Bow Down; Be Lifted Up Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time. (1 Peter 5:6) This is tantamount to a promise: if we will bow down, the Lord will lift us up. Humility leads to honor; submission is the way to exaltation. That same hand… Read more »

  • Believe It or Not, Cruise and I Agree

    I didn’t see the actual interview, I wouldn’t have watched it even if I had known it was on television. I don’t like Tom Cruise and the rest of Hollywood’s ilk or anything they stand for. So it was purely by chance that I found myself in agreement with him this morning as I read… Read more »

  • The Lord’s “Much More”

    And Amaziah said to the man of God, But what shall we do for the hundred talents which I have given to the army of Israel? And the man of God answered, The Lord is able to give thee much more than this. (2 Chronicles 25:9) If you have made a mistake, bear the loss… Read more »

  • I’m Lost…

    in a huge pile of newspapers, boxes, and mover’s tape. I have time for my morning Bible reading, two cups of coffee, a quick check of my email, and little else from my normal routine. Moving has now become the priority over the busy, final days of school, my love of blogging, and everything else… Read more »

  • When I Am Weak, Then I AM Strong

    Finding peace and joy in your current circumstances, right where you are today, is not always easy. So often we think of today as just a stepping stone to our big dreams of tomorrow. We wish to hurry through our present doldrums to get to the awesome future we just know that God has planned… Read more »

  • Women Bloggers: My Point of View

    I’m not oblivious to the talk around the blogoshere, no matter what it seems like. I read R.C. Sproul Jr.’s post concerning women bloggers. I didn’t agree. Afterwards, I approached my husband to find out what he had to say on the subject. I was pleased to find out that he thought Sproul’s comments were… Read more »

  • Celebrate Jesus

    And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone. Make sure nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else. Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s… Read more »

  • Do I?

    They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good. Titus 1:16 Although the above statement made by Paul seems to describe unbelievers, if we look closely at the text that precedes and follows this verse we see that these unbelievers he speaks… Read more »

  • Life is Calling

    I want to blog… really I do. I have been reading my Bible, listening to sermons online and finishing up a book, all of which have given me thoughts – deep thoughts I tell you. But life is getting in the way and today I will be going to help peel old wallpaper from my… Read more »