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 »

  • A Little Stargazer

    What do you do when your first-born looks like this? In hindsight, I should have raised my hands in praise to Almighty God. Sadly, in reality, although I feared the little guy might look like this forever, I thanked the doctor for his wisdom and care. It all started 15 years ago, when I was… Read more »

  • Spring Showers

    Why, oh why does my blog inspiration always come while in the shower? Like today for instance, I’m shampooing away when all of the sudden out of thin air – The Lord of the rings – that is what a previous post should have been titled! It would have been perfect. And then, just so… Read more »

  • Where am I?

    Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way of everlasting. Psalm 139:23,24 Often all it takes is a simple decision made in haste with no thought and afterward I’ll find that I’ve put… Read more »

  • Am I already resting?

    Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road. Luke 10:3-4 The Lord has been speaking convicting words to my heart lately about today’s church; so much so that I find myself reading passages in His Word… Read more »

  • An Old Goat for God

    It never fails, I get the urge to blog but I don’t necessarily have the topic nailed down. I have a lot of thoughts running around in this little head of mine but not really a complete post. So I head to Walking Circumspectly or Amy’s Humble Musings to get some ideas. Bad move, as… Read more »

  • How’s Your Walk?

    … make every effort to add to your faith, goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance, and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. 2 Peter 1:5-7 Maybe it was due to the fact that this year I will be celebrating a pretty… Read more »

  • Do I really believe God?

    You see that a person is justified by what he does and not by faith alone. James 2:24 “It’s freezing outside, you better put your jacket on,” I said. My nine-year-old son glanced at me with a very skeptical yet familiar look on his face. The warm Spring sun was pouring through the living room… Read more »

  • On Feeling Judged

      We live in Wisconsin right now, but we are not “settled” here. If the phone were to ring tomorrow with an offer on the other end to move somewhere else, as long as it wasn’t heading to an even colder climate, we’d be packing within minutes. If it meant heading north, well we’d probably… Read more »

  • Thank You

    I truly have to thank you all for all your prayers. I have been so amazed to watch our Almighty God work in this entire situation. On Wednesday, only 5 days after we were told that the doctors did not think my nephew would live, he left the hospital. One of these same doctors, prior… Read more »

  • Latest Update on my Nephew

    We spent the day at the hospital. Matthew had quite a few different tests taken today. By the time we had left the only test result we had heard was that his heart was definitely showing signs of improvement. This is of course great news, but his right side is still basically paralyzed from numbness… Read more »