The fear of all writers has struck. I got nothing. Not an intelligent thought in this head. Nothing. Nada. Zero. It’s been taunting me since last night. It whispered all morning in my ear. Nothing. I am empty. I thought about being empty. If you are empty than you need to fill yourself. With what? … Continue reading What to do when you got nothing
If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right. James 2:8 NIV The boys grew up calling her “Neighbour”. Seriously, I think they thought that was her actual name. At first we weren’t sure of her name. So we would say to the boys, “Say … Continue reading Why Shovelling Snow is Important
Today I deviated from my usual, ahem, "routine". It’s actually a rut, if I'm truthful. The cupboards were bare. I usually just head to the grocery store nearby. But today was Thursday, Market Day. I’d been thinking about it since last night. I haven’t been since the fall. In fact I’ve never been to the … Continue reading To Market, To Market….
It’s a PD day for my kids today which is why I’m posting late. Waking today I was mildly irritated and slightly panicked. What was I going to do with them all day? They are up by 6:30 am. By 9 am they’ve already put in a whole morning! They just barely got back to … Continue reading What I Learned From Playing Chess
Is there one area you feel like you have totally failed as a parent, wife, friend or Jesus Follower? Prayer is one of those areas for me. I lose focus. I forget. I get busy. I remember to pray for a few weeks only to abandon it again for a while. There are full days … Continue reading Reasons to Pray
Yesterday as I stood talking with some women at church, I felt something I haven’t felt for a very long time. A sense that I belonged. That “new girl” feeling was gone! I wasn’t a stranger trying to make conversation. Instead, a sense of joy filled me. Community. There are so many sermons, blogs and … Continue reading Finding That Sense of Belonging
A little family update. A few months back I blogged as a guest on Mark's blog, about moving the boys to a new private school. The decision was the result of a year and a half of struggle, bullying by both students and teachers, and academic boredom at the old school. As a flipped through … Continue reading A Year Later…
For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13 NLT I have allowed myself to be defined by a failure twenty-four years ago. I’m no longer willing to be defined that way. Maybe I’m growing up. A few years ago, I was speaking to a friend about it. I think I termed … Continue reading The Power of I CAN