What do you do when the lights go out?
Truth? I don't like hard things. I like my life easy. Every night that I put my family to bed in a relaxed, happy home, I thank God for another day that didn't knock the wind out of me. I always hope that if I'm thankful enough, maybe He will grant my petitions to keep … Continue reading Dark Days
I can be so forgetful sometimes. Not in the little, daily things. I always remember to pick my kids up, to pack their lunches, who has appointments and when, who forgot to take their vitamins, who left their towel on the bathroom floor, and that I need to pick up milk and toilet paper before … Continue reading Our Standing Stones
I was on a trip with my family recently that had us driving through some desert terrain. Being a Canadian girl, it was fascinating to see for the first thirty seconds or so. But it had me thinking, about God and deserts. Because I suddenly realized, He created those deserts on purpose. Lest you think … Continue reading Purpose in the Desert
My youngest had just turned five when I took her grocery shopping with me one October day. As we rounded the corner to the paper products aisle, her eyes lit up. Behold, there on display was the most beautiful toilet paper she had ever seen, for it was pink. During breast cancer awareness month, the … Continue reading Pink Toilet Paper
Who do you trust? Your spouse? Your parents? Your best-friend-forever? God? And I need to ask – what do you mean by trust? Do you trust them to never lie? To never hurt you? To always be honest? To always say what you agree with? To always have your best interest at heart? To always … Continue reading Trust In…
“Father to the fatherless and protector of widows is God in His holy habitation.” ~ Psalm 68:5 I spend a lot of time talking about the important role of a mother; they have a tough but vital job in the lives of their children. That’s true. Motherhood is noble and impossible and miraculous. But fatherhood, … Continue reading A Father
“It’s all downhill from here. I’m working my way right out of this job.” I thought sadly to myself as my preschooler began to chatter about starting kindergarten in the coming year. I sighed quietly and offered her a weak smile as we scouted for gym shoes with non-scuffing soles. I loved being a mom. … Continue reading What Would You Do…
A match made in Heaven! My husband and I were best friends, and so in love when we got married. It seemed we were totally compatible. Of course, most couples subscribe to this theory pre-wedding. After the vows were exchanged, our rift began small. It was simply that I would sleep lightly and he would … Continue reading To Snore is Human ; To Sleep, Divine!
Christmas is an absolutely magical time in our house. The decorations are lovely, our daughters are like angels, and there is a peace that settles into our home. A large part of the wonder of the season is caused by focusing on the God we believe in and serve, celebrating that He became a baby … Continue reading Christmas