Advent Reflection

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

The Living Word

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

Finding Time With God

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

Harvest Season

My husband is old fashioned and still likes to buy the paper. One morning as I was reading yesterday's news over my coffee I saw an advertisement for a grand opening. In a nearby city, a trendy restaurant was holding a round of open interviews. They knew that once they were in business they would … Continue reading Harvest Season

Why I’m Not Freaking Out About Turning 30

So there seems to be an expectation, especially for women, to freak out about turning 30. Well I just celebrated my 30th birthday and honestly I feel great! Why the Neurosis? In our youth obsessed culture, it's no wonder people have a negative view of growing older. Youth and beauty are seen as valuable and … Continue reading Why I’m Not Freaking Out About Turning 30

Faith Like a Child

At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever … Continue reading Faith Like a Child

Choose Your Own Adventure

If you're an 80's baby like me you might remember those "choose your own adventure" books. The whole idea is to assume the role of the main character and the book periodically presents you with options. The choices you make determine the story's ending. The thrill is in the mystery and anticipation; not knowing what … Continue reading Choose Your Own Adventure

Joy to the World!

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!

Peace On Earth

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

Replacing Anxiety with Hope

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