We had the first snow of the season here a couple of weeks ago and this year I am determined to change my perspective on the cold and darker months. It really was a lovely snowfall. My family baked, snuggled and went to bed early. I laid in the dark wrapped in my blanket, basking … Continue reading Advent Reflection
I've said it before and I'll say it again, I am not known for my organization! I find it really helpful to have lists and routines for myself and my family. Even if only followed loosely, I find that it helps us not to be so scattered. Some things you can allow to fall off … Continue reading The Living Word
Yesterday was tough. Really tough. It was one of those days. You know the kind. Where it all seems to be falling apart and you can barely keep it together. Where you run on coffee and adrenaline. One of those days that you just don't stop. I knew there was a lot to do that … Continue reading Finding Time With God
Ah, Love! What comes to mind when you hear the word? Is it canoodling in the candle light? A kid-free five-course meal? Long walks on the beach? Champagne and bubble baths? All the mushy clichés of Valentine's Day? Though these things are undoubtedly delightful, in marriage love goes deeper than roses and chocolate. When you … Continue reading Ordinary Days, Extraordinary Love
The theme of this third week of advent is joy! We light the pink candle and look forward in joy to Christmas which (unbelievably to me!) is now only days away! There are so many things in my life which bring me joy that I could choose to write about today, my husband, my children, … Continue reading Joy to the World!
I know I am a little..okay, a lot.. late to be writing about the theme of Advent Week Two: Peace but, this week has been hectic! #Momlife am I right? But I digress... Jesus is called the Prince of Peace. He desires that we find peace with him not only in Heaven but also while … Continue reading Peace On Earth
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. -Jeremiah 29:11 Since childhood I have struggled with depression and anxiety. Though they go hand in hand my depression was the main problem when I was … Continue reading Replacing Anxiety with Hope
We live in quite a fortunate time in history in terms of modern convenience. Of the many modern conveniences I enjoy each day a dishwasher is not one of them. With a growing family that means visiting the sink often to stay on top of the ever present pile of mugs and plates. Sure, there … Continue reading The Kitchen Sink