Can’t Find Joy in the Poo?

I opened my blog manager today and the reader had a quote that I’ve mistakenly thought for YEARS was original to myself. It’s something we say in our ministry all the time. We literally have it on a sign in our office. “Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly until you do it well.“ Apparently […]

Small Things…

Small moments that make up the entirety of a day have become to accumulate. And somehow, it is Wednesday afternoon already. I wrote for a post on Actually He wrote it – I’m so stinkin’ brain dead and tired I know I had little, if anything, to do with it… I love how it […]

Can You Trust Him?

So today’s the day. We packed up clothes for the week, and a pillow pet hippo, and left around 5:30am. And we’ve been sitting here in the hospital surgery waiting area for a while. No news yet, but gobs of prayers.  Meanwhile, back behind those doors over there, a team of experts is inserting a […]

But He is NOT Responsible!!

Yesterday on the blog, we had the following question from Geena: So in my case is “respect” allowing him to make decisions even though everything inside me is screaming against it? Even though my instincts and logic say no? Do I respect him by allowing him to put our family at financial peril and risk […]

Got Troubles?

Friday, fear’s flaming tongue licked around the edges of my world as symptoms heralding the potential presence of a devastating disease for one of my children made itself known at a routine doctor’s appointment. Saturday brought with it the news that our other son would also be having his second surgery this summer. Two teenagers […]

Got Fear?

Multiple times a day, my heart begins to pound and my eyes fill with tears as the hot flames of fear lick around the edges of my mother’s heart. One of our sons will be having surgery this year. We have already “been there and done that” with his older brother – with the same […]

Got An Angry Man??

Her heart desires to be respectful, whether he deserves it or not… because she knows God at least enough by now to know this is a matter of obedience for her…but he’s a scary man. Prone to anger. Prone to harsh words, threatening stances, and bruises for her and the children. And she asks, “Is […]

Got Conflict?

The feeling tightens your chest, while thickening your throat. You stand, perplexed, by the insensitivity of the man you married. How could he say/do/think such a thing about you/the kids/your motives? Or maybe it’s a snarky biting comment from your mother, sister, or a girlfriend. It hurts. What do you do? Are you silent? Are […]

Want More Confidence?

Ever have someone say something that totally catches you off guard?  And then not know how to respond?  I was chatting recently with a friend of mine and she totally surprised me. “I wish I could be like you – you are fearless,” she told me. As I listened, I caught my mouth agape. “What?! […]