Credit: My HusbandView: From our church, EastLake Community#unedited Often, we hear that “change is hard.” What about when change is good? Setting up a new space for myself downstairs has been good. Fun, even. Strolling through the house and pulling items I want to have in my new space…vintage jars to hold my pencils and [...]
I saw him the moment we entered the Market. Hard not to. He was tall and big of the former-offensive-line-sort. He reminded me of Paul Carter, the Pastor who saved my marriage, but with hair. That is not an exaggeration. The salvation of our marriage or the hair. (Marriage story for a later time. Probably.) [...]
Dear Me. The house is not spotless. And that is okay. Wiping the surface dust, vacuuming up the dog hair is enough this season. There will be a time to get back to the deep clean schedule and organizing the coffee mugs soon. Lying in bed watching the woods lighten in the dawn makes you [...]
Sunday, April 3, 2022.
Spending after-dinner time on the porch reflecting on the past week and planning ahead to the upcoming week. I ran across Growth Roots Co. a year ago or so. I have used bits and pieces of the journal and add-in pack, but not to the full extent. Tomorrow I am going to take the time [...]
A Quiet Heart is Possible.
In addition to a few other books and studies I’m reading right now is this one. I whole-heartedly recommend it. A family member/friend (the sister of my sister’s husband counts as family and friend, right?) has sent me encouraging EE quotes for some time now and I finally decided to purchase this collection of Elisabeth [...]
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 [...]
May 12, 2021.
Sitting on the porch this morning, watching the birds dance to and from the bird feeder and suet. It is chilly out here. The heater is on behind me, keeping the breeze at bay. My nose and face are cold to the touch and I realized that walking with Jesus is like my warm back. [...]
I didn't get to spend Mother's Day with all five of my children today. Like a lot of you. I was missing a daughter and son. Like a lot of you. I tried to live in the moment. Like a lot of you. I had moments of grief. Like a lot of you. I haven't [...]
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Heading into the ‘ber’ months.
Hard to believe we are here again...heading into the 'ber' months. I'm currently sitting on the porch, avoiding all of the piles of stuff and work that needs to be done/continued in the house. Yesterday, Sunday, the Sabbath, or day of rest, I pretty much did just that: rested. Or avoided, maybe. I don't know about [...]