Tears are Not a Lack of Faith

Tears are Not a Lack of Faith

Tears rolled down my face. I couldn’t stop them. I heard the platitudes. “He’s been with you a long time.” “He’s lived a long life.” I knew that, but the pain of loss still thundered through my heart My dad’s been gone for almost six years. I still miss him. I sobbed the day we […]

As You Wish

As You Wish

“That day, she was amazed to discover that when he was saying, ‘As you wish,’ what he meant was, ‘I love you.’” So goes the narration early in the movie Princess Bride. It’s been almost thirty years since Princess Bride was released. My sons loved the swashbuckling tale of evil versus good, ugly versus beautiful, […]

Facing the New Year

Facing the New Year

It’s that time. The time of year when everyone starts thinking ahead to the next year. Thoughts of newness fill our minds whether or not we believe in making resolutions. Some of us are happy to say adios to 2015 while others know that this year will hold a special place in their hearts. No […]

The Greatest Gift

The Greatest Gift

By the time you read this you’ll likely have finished all your Christmas shopping. You might still be wrapping gifts, baking cookies or preparing food for family. I know I’ll be in the midst of preparations and festivities since both of my sons and their families will be with us this year. My husband and […]

The First Christmas Gift

The First Christmas Gift

What has happened to Christmas? When did God’s birthday warp into something so CRAZY? People are trampling each other at Wal-Mart! All to beat out the next guy and find that great Christmas Gift. Have we forgotten what it’s all about? Of course, I’m one to talk… Don’t get me wrong. I love Christmas. People […]

Coffee With Jesus

Coffee With Jesus

Good morning Jesus. I’m feeling sad this morning as I sip coffee and spend time with you. I’m sure it’s an attack of our enemy, the devil, because you would never make me sad. I need your joy this morning. I pray like King David when he asked you to not take your Holy Spirit […]

A Joy That Cannot be Explained

A Joy That Cannot be Explained

My husband and I, along with our 4 year old son, were on our way to a vacation in Colorado when I began to show signs of a miscarriage. This would be my second one. My midwife suggested we continue on. We were only in the first trimester and if we came back, there was […]

Shipwrecked With Two Feet On The Ground

Shipwrecked With Two Feet On The Ground

There is nothing like going to the store with your children to add some backbone to your personality. If you don’t believe me, just watch a mom with young kids the next time you go shopping. Requests for every manner of sugar known to mankind, multiple trips to the restroom, and visits to the fish […]