When You Hurt, But See No Way Out of Your Pain

Breaking up is always painful.

And you may feel like no one sees you – or understand the depth of the agony you’re going through.

But He does. And His compassion on you will walk you through your hard.

How to survive motherhood when you’re homesick

I came across this post written a long long time ago, which I never got around to quite finish off…reading it again reminded me the truth about God’s love to us — His gentleness… His mercy over our failings…His patience over our slowness… and His good plan over our brokenness…and especially on days when you feel like you can…

How to Have A Ridiculously Great Day – Everyday!

“O Lord, my heart is not lifted up;     my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things     too great and too marvellous for me. 2 But I have calmed and quieted my soul,     like a weaned child with its mother;     like a weaned child is my soul within me.” (Psalm 131:1-2)…

Twilight Grace in Impossible Places

Dear You, Really, it’s You, and Me, and Us…and the whole company of us all here,  who feel a little like losers…like we’ve made the biggest blunders today…and regret over the failure of not parenting right…who flounder our way through our day – emotional – and days feeling far from perfect… You – and I – and us,…

Enjoying Life Small

“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers, but his delight is in the law of the Lord and on His law he meditates day and night…” (Psalm 1:1-2) I run my hand through the burgeoning thickness of her…

How to Reclaim the Broken Within You

When they broke the news, my world broke into a thousand fragments. They flew him in a coffin, face white as brazen snow. The warm dances of his fingertips once ruffling through my hair, his gentle soothing voices calming me to sleep, stopped short,  and sudden. There wasn’t time for any goodbyes and the last story’s still hanging in mid air… When…

Enough Grace for Our Day

The middle boy dragged himself across the room, flinging dirty socks and leaving trails of leaves and sand across the doorway. The oldest girl unpacked school bag, waltzing back into the living room, hugging literatures and vowing to finish them all by tonight. The toddler clung to my feet, arms raised, asking to be carried, completely oblivious to how…

Blogging for the Audience of One

My mind often swirls with thoughts and my heart races to write… yet I struggle… I halt creative ideas longing to be penned…thoughts begging to be put into words…moments pleading to be captured into memories…and emotions,…asking to meet the Word so feelings can be birthed into living… Writing is hard… Because anything that requires a bit of us to give away…

When Having Children Changes You

I have no idea how rapidly time’s elapsed, or how children seem to grow in a blink,  but I turned around this morning and saw three wide-smiling faces from the back of the car, chatting away as if they were the best of friends, eating crumbs off their fingers with the least of care in the world …and…

#JustforTODAY – How to Slow Life Down in a Fast Paced Lane

Writing has a way to teach me to slow life down, capture truth in that moment, and seal beauty to the heart what I may forget with my mind 🙂 Learning to live a fast paced life in a slow lane is beautiful… I am learning, to refuse to blitz through life unaware…hoping for the next big bang…living for the next…