Two weeks ago, I was waiting. Waiting for the forsythia to bloom. I do not always wait well. Truth be told, more often than not I do not wait well. In fact, I usually quit waiting. I give up and, if I’m honest, sometimes I even forget about the very thing I was so eagerly… Read More The Forsythia Bloomed!!
Count your blessings, name them one by one; Count your blessings, see what God hath done; Most of us are familiar with these lines from the church hymn. We are, indeed, blessed and there is much wisdom is remembering, rehearsing, counting – and recounting – our many blessings! Often when we sing hymns, we sing… Read More Work While It is Day
If you saw me on Instagram, you had a little glimpse into the ladies’ conference – and its theme – I attended this past weekend. “When God Writes Your Story.” A challenging thought but, at the same time, very convicting. As women, we not only want to (as in enjoy) author own stories but so… Read More Faith Over Fear – Even in the Deep
I am heading out of town on Friday – always fun! I am going with a group of ladies from church to a women’s conference near Pittsburg. I always enjoy, and benefit from, women’s conferences, but this weekend, I am especially looking forward to the chance to spend some time – outside of church –… Read More Currently: March 2019
I am waiting for the forsythia. Waiting for even a hint of those yellow buds and the first hint of color they bring. Those buds have not come out yet…but the pansies are starting to come back to life:) I am waiting for the forsythia – because my dad always said they were the surest… Read More Learning to Wait – One Tip to Try
Without overthinking it, finish this sentence. I just wish I had (a little) more _______________. More hours in my day? More peace and quiet? More sleep? More Oreos?? Well, the Oreos just slipped in there. Some days, all I really need is one more Oreo:) Are there ever too many?? Maybe some would be fine… Read More What I Need More Than Oreos
Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday. I have never, specifically, “observed” Ash Wednesday in the traditional sense of receiving an ash cross or observing Lent. However, I certainly think it is wise to turn our hearts and thoughts toward Easter. We do not reflect on the cross – and God’s gift given to us there – nearly… Read More What is My Purpose?
Imagine it is the height of the California Gold Rush. A new miner has just arrived in town. He is eager to not only stake a claim but also to strike it reach. He is led to the entrance of a mine and is told undetermined wealth is guaranteed…all he need do is dig deep. This… Read More Searching for Treasure
On Tuesdays, I often try to link up with Mary Geisen. Her blog is always such a blessing and her weekly link-up includes plenty of encouragement and practical wisdom from other bloggers as well. Mary has a “monthly musings” post that I always enjoy – especially as she shares what God has been teaching her… Read More God Provides and Teaches Me – Day by Day
“Just one more bite.” “Just a little white lie.” “Just a bit of fun.” The list of “justs” is endless. A very easy way to deceive ourselves, to appease our conscience or to simply justify our actions. We can so quickly excuse the smaller things – like that extra cookie –… Read More What I Have is Just Enough