Dear Lord, please give me patience without putting me in situations that need me to develop my patience. Amen.

Have you ever been in a prayer meeting or bible study and someone praying says out loud, "Lord, please give me (or worse yet, us) patience?" If so then you have heard the collective gasp or groan. Especially if it is "give us...". Don't pray that on me! I'm joking. Sort of. The last couple [...]

Shawn turns 30.

Thirty years ago, this boy made me a momma. Back then, ultrasound wasn't a regular thing during pregnancy so the docs and nurses all "guessed" gender based on heartrate, position, etc., My mom showed up at the hospital with pink balloons, pink clothes, etc. And wondered why "she" was wearing a blue cap. His siblings [...]

Reach.

It had been so long since she had been out of her small, secluded home. She made herself as small as possible as she picked her way through the crowds. Head covered and as low as possible to allow her to see the path through the market place. She avoided touching anyone with even the [...]

May 9, 2020.

As a momma who loves Jesus, I began praying for my children's spouses when I found out I was pregnant. So far, we have two "in-law" children who we now claim as our own, making us a family of seven. This girl was special from the start. Our youngest, Brett, wasn't a big communicator with [...]