What to do when you got nothing

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

Why Shovelling Snow is Important

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

To Market, To Market….

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….

What I Learned From Playing Chess

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

Reasons to Pray

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

Finding That Sense of Belonging

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 Year Later…

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…

The Power of I CAN

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