Words bounce around in my head. Thinking ahead for a conversation I might have with someone later. Reliving a conversation I have already had. Imagining scenarios that will probably never happen. A text I need to send. A reminder to myself. Sometimes the words show up blurry, as an idea develops. Certain words swirl around… Continue reading Why Do I Write?
It’s slow work, rebuilding. Making sure each cut is the exact correct measurement, each board, each wall. Placing screws in the proper place so that everything is solid, anchored. Each stage is important, every step in the process is vital to the end goal. If you move too quickly, rushing ahead to the next phase,… Continue reading Long, Slow, Work.
Last month, we traveled to spend time with family, then we welcomed family and friends to gather in our home for Christmas. Our home was host to 11 overnight guests and 25 total for Christmas brunch and supper. This in itself was a miracle since just a few weeks before this, we were protected from… Continue reading 2019 Reflection and a Look Ahead
I know my usual writing comes from my “boy mama” perspective. Today I have been thinking about a stage that is (hopefully) far in the future. To my boys, and the girls you will someday date: Take a moment and try to benefit from my heartaches and mistakes. I know the need to feel loved.… Continue reading A letter for the FAR future
A few weeks ago, I read that Netflix was adding one of my most treasured pre-teen movies to its service. Now and Then came out when my friends and I were starting to go through the fun years of puberty and figuring out who we were. At the time I had three close friends, so… Continue reading Now and Then
During one of my daily prayer times last week, I am confident the Lord spoke to me. There are a few areas of my life right now where I feel I am working very hard, yet haven’t seen the results I desired. One in particular is a fitness/weight loss challenge I joined. The challenge was… Continue reading Where is the Harvest?
People often ask, “How do I know if God is speaking to me?” God can speak in so many different ways, and I think it can vary with every personality. First and foremost, He speaks through His Word. I have found that when God really wants me to get something, I see it everywhere. Daily… Continue reading Remember No More
Losing hurts. Getting stronger is painful.
Growing is uncomfortable. Stretching is crucial to get yourself ready for the next thing.
Training my body to do things to make it healthier takes commitment. Training my mind and spirit are no different.
Too long. Too long since I sat down and put words on paper. Too long since there has been a little peace and quiet in the house. Too long since I have had a few moments to myself. Too long since we’d heard puppy paws running through the house. Granted, I doubt I will sit… Continue reading Too Long
It’s the last day of school for my two older boys. As a former work-outside-the-home mama, this is my first summer at home with the boys, so I’m not sure what to expect. I’ve made my chore list as well as their summer goals and wish lists. I am hoping we can have a healthy… Continue reading Hello Summer
Whenever I host an event and the date approaches, I tend to work myself up into a tizzy. Birthday parties for the boys: I want the house to look welcoming and clean, as well as fun and celebratory. Having people over for a holiday or visiting: I want my clutter gone and a peace as… Continue reading My Imaginary To-Do List