‘All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does, and that is his.’ Oscar Wilde I bought a small book of quotes for my mom once. It was a gift for Mothers’ Day, oh, so many years ago… before children were even a thought. I actually underlined the words of Wilde because I thought they […]Continue reading "Re-entry"
Verb. get one’s feet wet. To begin gaining experience; to tentatively try something new. I took my little girl to her grandma’s house today. It was raining. As I scooped her out of the carseat and deposited her onto the ground, I said, “Stay on the gravel. Stay on the walkway. Don’t get your feet wet!” And as […]Continue reading "Get your feet wet!"
Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations […]Continue reading "Red Lipstick"
We’ve been trying to lose weight for a while now. Me and my hubby. I’d say we began in earnest just after Labor Day. And there was progress because earlier this month documented the lowest weight I’d seen in years. YEARS. Yes, December 6 was a good day. My weight was finally dropping. Annabelle had […]Continue reading "A Work Out"
My heart is stirred by a beautiful song for the King… Psalm 45:1 I’ve been wanting to write something for days now. And it’s just as the verse above says… my heart is stirred. Different versions of the Bible use moved, overflows and gushing. And that’s exactly how I feel today. Stirred up. Another definition […]Continue reading "Heart Warrior"
The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5 A friend texted me recently. “How are you my friend?” And I could have lied. I could have said “I’m fine, how are you?” Instead, I chose truth. I told her I’d been in a terrible mood for days. That […]Continue reading "an unexpected pregnancy"
My heart is stirred by a beautiful song… Psalm 45:1 Last week, I posted the longest blog ever. It was huge. That’s because it was supposed to be THE one. A piece not only to honor my husband and our twentieth anniversary (days away now), but also, I wanted to speak of God’s love. So, […]Continue reading "holding my peace"
Do not let your adorning be external – the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear – but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious. 1 Peter 3:3-4 […]Continue reading "Here comes the bride 2 (I feel pretty)"
We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise. 2 Corinthians 10:12 I stuck this hot pink sticky note to my computer yesterday afternoon. It says Labels and they’re what I use when working from home. […]Continue reading "Labels"
This is Annabelle’s Valentine to us. “I love you to pieces,” it says. Of course, someone wrote that for her (she’s only three). My thoughts today, though? I wondered if “I love you in pieces” would be more clear in conveying a true love message. At least my message… Yes. That sounds right. I love […]Continue reading "In Pieces"