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Be Still My Heart

I shared this photo earlier this week on my Instagram.  It was given to me last weekend while I was visiting my 90-year old aunt.  We were looking through a stack of photos she had stuffed into an old album.  There were several of my parents, my grandparents and many of older relatives I barely… Read More Be Still My Heart

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Faithful and True

Another August First.  God has been so faithful to not only uphold me and strengthen me – every August 1st and the random days in between when my faith begins to wobble –  but to also send me a personal encouragement – something seemingly insignificant to others but, for me, as if straight from Heaven… Read More Faithful and True

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Thirteen Birthdays

This snapshot is of a framed photo in our family room.  It is years old and the quality is not excellent but it is a treasure.  The bottom photo captures our Tyler’s fun, silly personality.  The top one is Tyler and his friends celebrating his 13th birthday.  It was a fun night of pizza, laser tag,… Read More Thirteen Birthdays

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Because He Lives

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter.  Two days later, I am carrying thoughts of the wonder of the resurrection with me.  The cross.  The empty tomb.  The depth of all that means for a Christian. The defeat of sin and death.  Eternal life and the promise of reunion with those that we love and… Read More Because He Lives

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Embracing the Change

The days after Christmas are quiet.  The fireplace makes the house snug and the pace is slow.  Before the calendar moves full steam ahead again, I enjoy finding time for reflecting.  This post began, in my thoughts, as three things I learned during Christmas.  I started a mental list of “notes to self” that had… Read More Embracing the Change

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Birthdays Can Be Hard

Birthdays are kind of a big deal.  Not everyone celebrates them the same way.  No doubt, not everyone feels the same about marking another year.  But, at our house, birthdays are cause for celebrating.  To show our love and acknowledge the gift that each person is to the little group that we call family!  Like… Read More Birthdays Can Be Hard