Vacation

Does the daily grind run you down? Do you tire of doing the same things day in and day out? Does the repetition about drive you batty? We’d been sick, all of us and the weather was a mite chilly and snowy for quite some time. I was essentially been housebound with five under 8 since […]

Control

In response to ongoing conflict, I decided to read again Proverbs 31. I took a notebook and pen, my Bible and my dictionary. While reading, I made some notes. What follows are my thoughts, not about the woman in the passage, but these are thoughts about me, and my purpose in life. This post isn’t […]

S T U F F – Do ya really NEEEEED it?

Well, I can’t take credit for the acronym S T U F F – “something that undermines family fun”. This phrase came from my Flylady days; it resonated with me and I’ve continued to use it though I no longer follow her method closely. (I must admit, though, that I’m thinking about going back to […]

Just get started

‘Just get started,’ I told myself. I had a project I wanted finished sooner rather than later. I kept putting this writing off, not for any reason in particular but because it was simple and wouldn’t take more than a few minutes. ‘Oh I can fit that in any old time. I’ll just do it […]

Sometimes Memories Sneak Out…

  Sometimes memories sneak out of my eyes and roll down my cheeks. Before I can catch them. Before I even know they’re coming. I let them flow, embracing their healing touch. I was sitting minding my own business, scrolling Facebook as if I’d completed all my tasks for the day. PING! I have an instant […]

Questions About Sacrifices

I was reading about sacrifices in Number 28-31.  Chapters 28 and 29 talk about the sacrifices and offerings required for each day, month, and each feast.  Each was required on top of every other requirement for that day / time.  So the daily requirement was in addition to the regular daily and Sabbath day requirement.  My […]

How To Forgive Betrayal

I heard some news today that left me reeling. That one simple sentence left me mired in the muddy feelings of betrayal all over again. I don’t know how many times I’ve thought I was passed “this” only to hear or read or see something that triggers these intense and terrible feelings again. Angry and […]

Surviving Trauma

Dear readers, I am surviving trauma and I fully believe that God did not allow me to experience the following heart breaking experience for nothing.  I trust that by telling my story, that I can be a friend, a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on for those who have also experienced something similar.  Please feel free […]

Becoming the Most Beautiful Woman in the World

As I dressed for bed tonight, I passed the mirror and thought, “Boy, this is not the body I had at 18!” But I’m not the woman I was at eighteen either. That woman hadn’t discovered her bravery, nor her strength, nor her beauty. The Woman I Was The woman I was at eighteen didn’t […]

Teach the children

How do we teach the children? I have been wrestling with this question over the last couple of weeks. I wasn’t happy with the education I’d offered my children this year. That’s not to say they didn’t learn anything, or that they didn’t improve in multiple areas, but I wasn’t happy with my side of […]