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 »

  • Is there anything too hard for God?

    My world is being shaken yet I stand on His firm foundation. I can’t even imagine how it’s possible to make it through tough times without the Lord to lean on. I need Him like crazy right now and oh, He is so faithful. A week ago, at Bible study, a woman there told us… Read more »

  • A Step of Faith

    Last night, my husband and I went to an informational meeting about becoming foster parents. We’ve been mulling over the idea for quite some time. I’m going to be honest and say that I can not, without a doubt, say that God has told us to do this. I know that we both feel lead… Read more »

  • I’m no different, that’s how I make a difference

    Do you remember any of your thoughts and feelings about life prior to accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior? It may be a gift that my great God has given me; it may be unusual but I do remember the emptiness, the huge hole in my life that nothing, not people, fun, family,… Read more »

  • Love Has Come

    We’ve just started a women’s Bible Study at church and one week in it’s already making me think. The study is Believing God by Beth Moore and, although I’ve already done this particular study some 7 years ago, it’s a good time in my life to go through it again. There are going to be… Read more »

  • Pink is my signature color…

    As much as I feel that I’m oh-so-past-ready for winter to be over and sun and warmth to fill my days, I’m finding it hard to believe that Spring may be actually here. As I sit inside, the cloud cover these past few days of 75+ degree days is tricking me into believing it’s still… Read more »

  • Ugly

    Very, very ugly. Inside and out. It’s how I feel lately. I am nearly convinced that 15 years of following Jesus has had no affect on me. The daughter of the King that I want to be, that I am convinced God wants me to be, is completely out of reach. It has to be… Read more »

  • Change and Not the Spare Kind

    It’s been quite a while since I sat down at this computer and wrote a blog post. Even longer since I wrote a really good post so don’t expect much. What? You never do? Well that’s a good thing. Life has changed dramatically since summer vacation ended a few short months ago. Both of the… Read more »

  • How I Learned to Obey the Still Small Voice

    It was a few years ago and I was on my way home from a family get-together. It was late, and since my husband had shown up after work he had his own car. Our daughter as usual chose to ride with her dad. So there I was driving behind them on a country road… Read more »

  • On Grace and the Law

    I’d known him since birth. 14 years of watching his reactions both to praise and to discipline had helped me decide the best way to guide and direct him to become the man that God had planned for him to be from the foundation of the world. My husband and I had always believed in… Read more »

  • In answer to your question

    First, Kerri, thank you for correspondence and for allowing me to print my response here. In your contact message you asked, “How do I become a humble person when it is in my nature to practice one-upmanship?” I would like to start this response with a short disclaimer. I want to be able to answer… Read more »