“I don’t need Jesus! My shift is almost over,” giggled the cashier who was scanning my New Year’s Eve treats. She was right about one thing. Her shift was almost over. I had dashed into the nearest grocery store just before closing time to pick up a few last minute celebratory snacks for ringing in … [Read more...] about Who Needs Jesus?
“Do you think you can eat some breakfast this morning?” My husband and I gently urged our nine year old daughter to look at the hospital menu. “French toast sounds good,” she replied, to our delight. Looking at the options, we asked if she wanted berries and whipped cream with it. “Yes!” Was … [Read more...] about Whispers of Hope
My family loves to travel, and my husband often reminds me that anticipation is an integral part of the overall experience. Booking a spur of the moment cruise or snagging a last minute deal on flights just isn’t as fulfilling to him as planning and researching for months ahead of time. I suppose … [Read more...] about Waiting on God
"I am a stay-at-home mom," I’d reply when asked “What do you do?” And I loved it - being a wife, mom, housekeeper, baker, taxi, and home-organizer. Even though some days were challenging and tiring, in my heart, I loved all of it. It was my passion. It had been my desire since I was a little girl. I … [Read more...] about A Way in the Wilderness
About a year ago I decided to give up social media.* While this isn’t the right choice for everyone, I found that I was unable to have a healthy relationship with it and was constantly comparing my life to the lives of those around me. Whenever I went on Facebook, I ended up feeling just a little … [Read more...] about Joy Comes in the Morning
For the past 21 years, I have been a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom of 5 kids. One by one, as they entered the high school years, they went off to public school... and now it is time to send my two youngest (twins) off for their adventure into high school. What has defined me, guided my days and … [Read more...] about Hope and a Future