Feel Taken for Granted?

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My daughter explained to me the difficulty of auditioning for a lead in a musical yesterday. “It’s harder when you know the director. It’s like you’ve messed up already in front of her, so why try your best? I always work harder when it’s someone new, that’s why I always do better.” Clueless as to […]

Good Mom?

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The boy stretched his arms upward in expectation. “Carry me, Mommy,” he said. Instead of lifting him, the very pregnant woman squatted next to him and steadied her swollen body. “Oh, I wish I could, sweetie,” she said. “Mommy’s too pregnant to lift you for a while. How about we hold hands as we walk […]

Got Pain?

Even the seed must die before it lives – it literally gets ripped in half and destroyed before life bursts forth. Trust Him in the now of your circumstances. The Christian walk is filled with death. Death to sin, to selfishness, to pride, to independence, to immaturity, to all the things we place before our […]

Forgive Me… but I Have Sinned…

Wednesday, after blogging, I headed to the barn to ride. Here’s another confession for you: I’ve been riding horses for over 35 years, and I’ve never fallen off. I’ve come close a number of times, but have never been launched. All those years of watching the rodeo growing up must have taught me to hold […]

Mature Christian Women…

Did you marry well? Or wish you had married someone else? That “can’t sleep – can’t eat – can’t think about anything but him” feeling disappears after 6 months to a year or three. That is normal. But… If you are wishing that the guy you married (you know, “Mr. Right” at the time) was […]

Whose Side are You on Today?

I remember it as though it occurred yesterday. Having lain unsleeping for two hours, tossing and turning, 4am roused me out of the bed completely. I descended the stairs to the cold family room, pulled a blanket around me and started reading. It was early spring, so the resurrection called. I knew the story. What […]

What Do You See? What Do You Share?

http://www.biblestudytools.com/proverbs/6.html October of 2002. I stood in the ICU, wiped my father’s face with a washcloth, and said, “Just go, Daddy, it’s okay.” My dad breathed his last, sighed, and his spirit left his body. I might have lied to him, but they couldn’t do anything for him anyway, so his struggles were for naught. […]

Driving Under the Influence of Anger…

I apologized to my husband for driving into the side of the garage. Acting childishly, and furious at him over something stupid (and not the point of this blog, so I won’t go into it), I hastily pulled away, paying no attention to the enormous dwelling next to the vehicle, clipping the brick and nailing […]

But I Feel So Alone…

“Is this my lot in life? To forever have sorrow and pain as my companions? Will I never have the joy and peace promised me because of my husband’s sin?” My friend wept and I honestly didn’t know what to say to her. The man she trusted her heart to so many years prior seemed […]