Why we won’t be adopting…a revelation

A post of a thousand words begins with a single keystroke.

I’m sorry I’ve been neglecting my blog.  I’ve been meaning to write this post for quite some time.  I’ve been desperate to sit down and share so many things with you.  The problem is that I have so many words swimming around in my head and . . . → Read More: Why we won’t be adopting…a revelation

I’ve got issues!

You knew that, right?  It’s a running joke between Hubby and myself that we both have “issues” and that we love each other in spite of, and because of, these issues.  We all have our quirks, don’t we?  Want to know a few of mine?

* I don’t like my coffee super hot.  I actually cool . . . → Read More: I’ve got issues!

A beautiful mess

Be careful what you ask for!  A couple days ago, I was thinking about how nice it would be to have an entire day to spend in bed.  A whole day to read books, write, pray and talk to God, and just rest & be lazy with no scheduled appointments, errands to run or places to . . . → Read More: A beautiful mess

My Serenity Place

I love our home.  While I did enjoy our time living on post the first year we were here, I am truly thankful that the Lord led us to this house to rent off-post.  It’s just far enough away from the main city without being too far away.  It’s in an older neighborhood, which I LOVE . . . → Read More: My Serenity Place

Can you lick your elbow?

This morning while I was in the shower, Emily came running into the bathroom.



“You know how they say it’s impossible to lick your own elbow? Well, I can almost do it!! Do you want to see it?”

“Ummm, not right this minute.  I’m a little busy.  (Did she not hear the water running?)  I’d love to see . . . → Read More: Can you lick your elbow?

Lessons about Jesus from a pumpkin

This morning during our homeschool time, Emily and I were talking about pumpkins.  I simply adore the season of Autumn, so this time of year we try to include pumpkins in as many ways as possible.  Pumpkin math, pumpkin pucks, books about pumpkins, pumpkin smoothies, and homemade paleo pumpkin spice lattes (oh wait, those are just . . . → Read More: Lessons about Jesus from a pumpkin

Ever feel lost on the map of life?


This morning in my quiet time, I was reading in Deuteronomy where Moses is recapping to the Israelites all that they have been through while traveling through the desert from Egypt since God rescued them from slavery.  The Israelites had trouble trusting God many times during their time in the desert.  Even at the end, right . . . → Read More: Ever feel lost on the map of life?

Are your words a GIFT?

Right now I am sitting in Starbucks with my laptop doing some writing while Emily is enjoying a great time at Vacation Bible School on post (her first VBS with all Army kids!).  This particular Starbucks is on post and does not have Wi-Fi so I debated spending this time at McDonalds instead to use . . . → Read More: Are your words a GIFT?

Are you complaining to the right person?

We all complain at times – it’s our sinful, selfish nature – but it’s important to think about who you are complaining to, and what you are complaining about.

Do you sit around in a group of friends trying to one-up each other on the things that are difficult in your life? 

Do you tell your neighbor . . . → Read More: Are you complaining to the right person?

Do you need a vision adjustment?

My daughter Emily received a pair of binoculars as a gift recently, and as we were driving around town one day she was using them to examine the world around us when I heard her say, “Cool! These come with a Vision Adjuster!”

I smiled at her creative term for the little knob that allows you to . . . → Read More: Do you need a vision adjustment?