Having a new job is an adjustment. I haven’t worked outside the home for a number of years. If you haven’t heard, I began as a crossing guard the same day our boys returned to school. Sometimes it is quiet on the middle school corner. No passing cars. Just secret chirping of the grasshoppers. The … Continue reading When You Don’t Know Where to Start
Staying away from social media is like a dog staying away from its bone. Sometimes you drool with wonder and curiosity. Other times you are still, with concern for others (the dog may be concerned who would take his bone, either way its concern). For me, I missed and wondered about: people I had been … Continue reading A Social Media Sabbath
Wait for the Lord Be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD (Psalm 27:14). Jesus drew my eyes to this verse at least five times this past Wednesday. Chuckles in my gut erupted as I typed a reply on Twitter “I am waiting, Lord”. I had no idea what I was waiting for … Continue reading His Message of WAIT: A Blog Break
Most people think of break-your-neck-busy when they hear balance is “outta whack”. Crazy schedules, an influx of visitors, multiple sports teams, side jobs, overtime, social calendar … Work and home. Are they ever in balance? For about a month before the first day of school (which is today), our whole house did more sitting than … Continue reading When Balance is Outta Whack
What do you immediately think of when you hear the word FIRE? Before I knew God, my first reaction would have been fear. As a young girl, I worried about fires happening when my mother was at work, leaving me responsible to save my younger brother. Thank you, Jesus, we never experienced such a fire. … Continue reading What Do You Need to Throw In the Fire?
Recently, I connected with a poetry community on Twitter. An image is provided with an invitation to write 5 lines. What an amazing gift for a visual writer who seeks to pair images with her words! Passion rising. God gave me a big heart. Sometimes my flesh is too big for its britches. Passion fueled … Continue reading New Post: For All the Peters Out There
A huge welcome to my friend Kass Fogle! As time goes, my awe for Our Mighty God grows in how He connects and weaves our lives to glorify Him. It is an honor to share with you Kass’s sincere mama heart today. You will find her bio at the end. A Youth Pastor once gave … Continue reading I Lost My Mama Marbles: A Guest Post
My family went apple picking yesterday. We fumbled our way around the orchard to figure the process. One boy proclaimed he did not like apples but would help. One boy loves apples, he said, but seemed distraught over the possibility of bugs and bees as we tromped over the smashed fruit. My husband, a … Continue reading How Do You Balance Work and Home?
Once upon a time there was a young boy named Jason. With a curly copper-top and shy demeanor, he clung to his mama’s leg for security. One day, Jason would be a strong safety-keeper. A few years before his birth was the arrival of Julie, a bald chubby girl who was social from the … Continue reading Love Grows with His Presence: A True Story
I am so glad you are here. Come along as I dive in to the topics of time and money. Oh, on the surface they have little to do with self-worth, but we are here to get to the nitty gritty, where Jesus meets us to shake our souls more toward Him: As God prepared my heart … Continue reading When Your Past Says You Are Not Enough, Part 2