“God’s up there, we are down here, it’s our job to do what He tells us to do so He doesn’t smite us down. I hate it when people say ‘God’s my best friend’, He can’t be your best friend. None of that ‘when I looked back at the footprints in the sand’ stuff. We are not worthy, period.” I find myself grieving over these words that came out of the mouth of a co-worker and friend. Continue reading
I hate clutter. I like clean lines, cleared off surfaces, minimal decorations, one color objects. When I walk into a clean ordered room, I sit down with a sigh of peace inside. When there are things every where, I find myself screaming inside.
But working full time, with three young kids, there seems to be clutter, clutter, clutter everywhere! Continue reading
Imagine my surprise when I found myself pregnant 6 short weeks after suffering a miscarriage. Fast forward and that new life just turned 1! I am in awe of all that God has done in her and through her short life. God told the Israelites to recount their blessings and share them with others…so here goes. Continue reading
I have been watching my 4 year old learn to conquer her fears. It stills this mother’s heart to see her learning to look at her fear, take a step back, and then charge ahead and meet it head on. Continue reading
If someone at work emails me, I email them back. Even if it is just to say “thanks”, “got it” or “ok”. If someone enters into conversation with me, I normally respond back, as it would be rude not to!
But I am finding that life is just much more peaceful if you learn that sometimes it is okay not to engage. Continue reading
Sunday I was singing in church when I heard a still quiet voice, “do you really mean the words you sing?”
I was struck by the fact that if we truly believed from the bottom of our heart, the words we sing and the prayers we say, then we would act a whole lot better.
I am reminded of something I read in Brennan Manning’s book “Ruthless Trust”. He was talking to a man who told him that he didn’t need anymore revolution than he ready had, he just needed to act on what had already been revealed to him.
Selah. (Pause, ponder, consider)
At 4:45 AM a still small voice awakened me. “Get up. Go study the Word.” I wish I could tell you I got up, but that would be a lie.
Instead it was, “is that really God? Do you know what time it is? If this is really you God, please wake me up in 30 minutes, You can do anything.” And within seconds I was back asleep. Continue reading
I am very organized and LOVE to be productive. For fun, I read books on increasing productivity. Sick, I know. Relaxing used to always make me feel guilty. But that is a false guilt. There is nothing wrong with taking reasonable amounts of time to relax.
Slowly I am coming to terms with the fact that there will ALWAYS be something I “should” be doing. So if I am going to relax, I have to just decide to relax. Continue reading
My pet peeve answer to “how are you?” is “Oh you know, busy as ever.” I hate using the term “busy” to describe my life!
Yes, I have a very “full” life. Married. 3 young kids. I work full time. Active in church. A household to run. Social commitments to keep. But a full life does not have to equal a busy life!!!
We live in a divided house. Our state has two main football teams. Whereas I root for State, my dear husband roots for the BAD team. We also happen to live in the Home Town of said BAD team. Since my son could talk, I have dutifully taught him about the magnificent wonders of State, and recounted all the horrors of the BAD team.
I admit it, I may even have taken advantage of the fact that his favorite color happens to be State’s color. Hey – when you are in enemy territory, you have to pull out all the stops. Continue reading