A hard week

A good friend and I went out for coffee recently one evening to talk about life. And by coffee I mean she had tea and I had vodka and orange juice at a delightful local bistro which does serve coffee.  We have known each other for over ten years, so talking about the real stuffContinue reading “A hard week”

The greatness of being a mother

There have been many titles I have been given over the years. But none mean more to me than Mother. Mother is the crown on my head. It is my most sacred duty. It is my purpose when I wake up in the morning. It is my charge throughout the day, and as I kissContinue reading “The greatness of being a mother”

What if I can't?

Have you ever had that goal that you dreamed of and worked hard towards? Have you ever had a goal that made you feel alive when you were pursuing it? Have you ever had that belief that you could accomplish anything if you set your mind to it and worked relentlessly on it? I have.Continue reading “What if I can't?”

Ten years a mother!

Ten years ago I became a mother for the first time. Ten years ago life as I knew it turned upside down and inside out and then flipped a few more times when we welcomed our first daughter home from the hospital.  I was thrust into a new role.  Nothing was the same. Life tookContinue reading “Ten years a mother!”

What anchors you?

“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” Hebrews 6:19 What anchors you? One thing is certain, we need an anchor. Life is so uncertain.  One moment life is figured out and definite; the next moment you are stumbling in the dark. What is your anchor? I have lived myContinue reading “What anchors you?”

There will be war

As I sit here and watch the beautiful green leaves rustle and the branches swaying in the wind, I am in awe of all the shades of green I see.  The grey clouds over head unleashed a fury of rain in the night.  New growth of green is evident on most of the evergreens. TheContinue reading “There will be war”

Devotion is hard work

Colossians  4:2 “Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.” Devotion is not something that comes easily to me.    The definition of devote is “to give all or most of one’s time or resources to a person or activity.   I see devotion as discipline which is driven by deepContinue reading “Devotion is hard work”

Hope in the midst of hopelessness

I have been challenged in my own life lately. I often realize that as I work on growth in my personal life as a Christian, the more the growth, the greater the resistance. The more I see positive change, the bigger the problems I have to deal with.  It often feels like a tug-a-war. “ForContinue reading “Hope in the midst of hopelessness”

Crushing goals

2 years ago I wrote “Dare to Dream.” Today I write about Crushing goals! Two years ago I was unhappy.  Not like “having a bad day” unhappy.   I was deeply, emotionally unhappy.  I was missing joy in my life.  I was missing creativity.  I wasn’t sure who I was anymore or how exactly I hadContinue reading “Crushing goals”