And Also This

This is what I meant to say today, but I wrote something completely different instead, which while being true, didn't capture all of it   So thanks to Insanity Bytes for getting it right!! Desperado, why don’t you come to your senses? Come down from your fences; open the gate It may be rainin’, but there’s... Continue Reading →

Never Left Or Forsaken

My church is starting out the year studying the Psalms.  I love the Psalms.  No matter what you are going through, you can find a psalm or two that fits the mood exactly. Praying through an appropriate Psalm has calmed and encouraged me countless times. One of the things that really appeals to me about... Continue Reading →

Suffering, As You Do

It's been a tough couple of weeks.  I got another attack, this time via email, from my brother, the self-proclaimed adulterer, rapist, abuser and accessory to suicide (he's exaggerating, but still), telling me in detail what a bad Christian I am. I told him that since it doesn't matter what I say -- he and... Continue Reading →

Receiving a Legacy

A weird side-effect of my brother's situation has begun to manifest in my own life.  I have begun to be more disciplined. I'm not the kind of person who reacts outwardly with great emotion.  Half the time, my reactions are scheduled for 3-4 days down the road, which is many times annoying but sometimes useful.... Continue Reading →

My Word

A few years ago I started picking one word to represent each new year. Were I really good, I would be able to produce a list and muse about the progression through the years of the words. I am, however, a mother, teacher, wife, daughter, and all around slayer-of-drama. Which means my internal memory card... Continue Reading →

Resolve for 2018

I've been enjoying reading through everyone's "Happy New Year" posts.  I found myself copying and pasting quotes from many posts because they were thoughts I didn't want to forget, or that resonated deeply with my life. So then I thought, if I enjoyed them so much, others probably would too.  So I'm sharing them here. ... Continue Reading →

Happy New Year

Going through the year's photos, I came across this shot I took a while back.  It was early in the morning at a beach, and the sand had just been raked.  I took it because it reminded me of a clean start - no footprints ahead except the ones I make. So I thought it... Continue Reading →

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