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?
Monday March 16, 2020 First day of Arndt Academy/Work from home due to COVID-19 We made it until 3:00pm! I had been mentally bracing myself for the last few days. Things seemed to be snowballing very quickly. I wasn’t paying much attention to the news about the virus. The most attention it had gotten from… Continue reading God, Our Refuge
Frantically cleaning in preparation for my Mama coming to town, I heaved the vacuum cleaner down each step of the staircase. After the complete gutting and remodelling of the upstairs bathroom, the flight of stairs was covered in crumbled drywall, little boy dirt, and most certainly dog hair. I know full well my Mama doesn’t… Continue reading The Splinter
“The human heart would rather hear lies that bring comfort than truths that bring conviction and cleansing.” Warren Wiersbe, Be Reverent: Bowing Before an Awesome God (Ezekiel commentary) As I read these words in my study of Ezekiel, the truth and profoundness of this statement hit me like a wave. I keep returning to it,… Continue reading The Heart
A car swerves in and forces its way in front of me on the highway. Someone in the grocery store express lane has 20 items instead of 10. A parent breaks the rules in the school pickup line. Someone sends their kid to school the day after they have vomited from a stomach virus. A… Continue reading Fixated
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