“If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons.” Hebrews‬ ‭12:8‬ ‭‬‬ My daughter was sharing with me about a trip she went on recently with several other mothers and their children. She talked about the struggle as each of the ladies parented differently. It... Continue Reading →

Managing Well

“He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church?” 1 Timothy‬ ‭3:4-5‬ This is one of those passages is easy to skip over because it refers to official leaders in the... Continue Reading →


Have you ever just needed a cup of coffee?  Old school coffee, not the k-cup kind.  Coffee where you grind up the beans, put the grounds in the coffee filter and brew a whole pot.  I love the aroma from the grinding to the brewing, the smell is intoxicating.  Even when I didn't like coffee,... Continue Reading →

Conditions for happiness

POD #12: Conditions for happinessScan your world. Is there any relationship or project or area of your life in which you have been imposing impossible conditions on your happiness?Is there any place in your life where you are telling yourself the story that you would be totally happy if only everyone else did exactly what you wanted... Continue Reading →

Relationship, Understanding, and Tests{#Write31Days}

In Genesis 22 we find the story of Abraham and Isaac.  Abraham had been given a promise that seemed impossible back in Genesis 12:1-3.  The promise to become the father of many nations was first given when Abraham was seventy-five years old. At eighty-six years old he took things into his own hands and birthed a son... Continue Reading →


It's been a while since I've taken the time to write. My days have been consumed with the routine of life. A friend calls it a vigil, checking on my mother before work, after work, and sitting with her on my days off. I call it making the most of the time I have left... Continue Reading →

Love Languages

There are times in life when you realize just exactly how much your childhood impacted who you are and how you perceive things. I had one of these moments recently.  My daughter and I were talking about the 5 Love Languages.   She went through giving her answers for the test for children.  Even as she answered,... Continue Reading →


 Because I said so.... this is one of the most overused mom-isms in the world, or maybe just in my family.  When I am busy and don't feel like explaining, because is the answer.  If because is questioned, and it often is , it is expanded on with "I said so" as if this is the... Continue Reading →

Precious Gifts

I am sitting at the hospital, waiting for the precious gift God lent me, to give birth to her own precious gift.  It has been a long journey, but God is giving her the desire of her heart.  Laurin had longed to be a mommy for such a long time.  She sufficed with babysitting.  Then... Continue Reading →

A time….

Not sure where the time has went. As I look back on the past year, I see a time of change. It started with my daughter finishing high school and moving out on her own. It was an unhealthy relationship that she moved in to, but I praise God that she is on the other side... Continue Reading →

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