What can I do? I could pose a vivid hint on the strictness of the diet, or I could also imply my school has been keeping me busy, or it would be even better to just avoid it all together. No, I will own up here, I haven’t done the prayer challenge. But…I have been praying more and more. And smiling more. Continue reading
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
We have all read that verse…and we have all fidgeted, sighed, and puzzled over that verse. Continue reading
Do you ever (too many times, perhaps?) get the feeling that while you focus so much on the “big picture” your own attitude just slips through your fingers? Do you ever feel like you are thrusting yourself too hard into work, school, or wherever God has put you that you start to ignore the purpose of where He has placed you? Yeah, me too. Continue reading
The chilly drops of water falling from the sky speedily splashed on my warm cheek. And it felt good. I seemed to live and breath cabin fever, it felt good to be relieved from it. As my long legs stolled leisurely down the dirt road, I realized how much I missed the outdoor air. My brain felt too full of stuffy air, like inside the Fangorn Forest. Inside me, the longing to be a carefree little girl again was swelling. What was there to look at out here? Why was it so freeing? No coat, no flashlight, just myself and I on a dark, wet road. Continue reading
Pine needles are strewn over the floor, Christmas decorations are being neatly (or not so neatly) put away, tears roll down the cheeks of the kids, goodbye to Christmas? Never! I kiss the foreheads of my Nutcrackers and roll them up in the old Christmas tree skirt, the Christmas CD’s are still out, waiting for the day when they too will collect dust till next year. All those things feel like they still have a dim magic about them, that will grow and grow till next year. Continue reading
I thought that I would share my recent inspiration, and maybe it will help you as we come into the last days of the 2015 Christmas season. I’ve been spending (too much) time on Christmas cards!
Yeah, we all have those moments when we need it most. I want to share with you one of my experiences in this Christmas season so that maybe through it, you will breath. Continue reading
Giving, it’s the season of giving, it’s the season of Christ’s birth, it’s a season…of getting? Can you be reading that right? Yes, you are indeed. Continue reading
Sometimes all we need to do is sit back and take a deep breath. You might have heard that one before. Other times, the best thing to do, or the easiest, can be to throw yourself into the task at hand. Today, that might be true for just about all Americans. Thanksgiving is the time when we push and push and push to get the house clean (and keep it that way) until the new year. Continue reading