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TURN to Trust

She knew that the Lord would provide the strength to accomplish His purpose. Redlettersigns.com I finally emptied and put away some goodies I had gotten

TURNING TO: Something New

My boys are off skiing today with their school. It’s an annual field trip for the senior grades. They have never skied. My husband grew

The Invitation of Wide Open Spaces

When trouble surrounded me, I cried out to the Eternal; He answered me and brought me to a wide, open space.   Psalm 118:5-6 The Voice  We

One Word (for 2016)

New year. New word. I was waffling about choosing a word this year. Wasn’t sure I’d get one. Maybe it was more that I didn’t

Mary’s Faith

It’s only a few days until Christmas.  The grass is greener than it is in summer, it’s been raining for days and the sky lightens

The Demise of the Good Girl, Part 2

I killed her. It had come down to either her or me. I’m a survivor so I choose me and stomped her into oblivion. Her

What It Means to Live BRAVE

The other night I was watching one of those made for tv holiday movies that causes my husband’s eyes to roll and the words “chick

Telling the Truth

“Be on your guard against men; they will hand you over to the local councils and flog you in their synagogues. On my account you

When Silly is Significant

Sometimes what seems silly in life is actually significant. I rode an elevator fifteen floors by myself a month back. It wasn’t one of those

BRAVE: What I Learned from Failing

“The truth is that falling hurts.  The dare is to keep being brave and feel your way back up.”  Brene Brown, Rising Strong It might

Wrestling With Community

I cry when I read the Acknowledgement page in a book. I know it’s weird. Most people, if they are going to cry, sniffle at

Journey To Hope

Hope: a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen or want something to happen or be the case. (taken from Google online

Back To Basics

Back to basics. It trips off our tongues when life gets crazy.  A little mantra we like to repeat.  But what does it really mean?

When Jesus Isn’t the Easy Answer

Yeah it’s been a while. I know. But here I am back at the computer after a self-imposed hiatus. Or maybe it was divinely imposed.

Raising BRAVE Dads

I recently wrote a blog about raising brave boys because the world needs a few good men in it. To raise those brave boys, it

David: Portrait of a Son

If I wrote fiction, I’d base one of my characters on King David. He is one interesting dude. We all know him as the man