The one who “sees” you

Ever had to do an assignment in which you were asked to think about your funeral? Never. Well…I had never been either, until reading through the next chapter in the weekly devotional my husband and I have been completing together. Full disclosure: We are on our second round. Really our first and less than half. [...]

Just buy the coffee

There are days I wonder if anyone cares to notice. Cares to notice that there is a world past the one they live in. Cares that the person in front of them with the plastered on smile. With that “fake face” on, as I call it, is really just dying to go home and pretend [...]

Praise Him Anyway

I will praise the Lord at all times. I will constantly speak his praises. Psalm 34: 1 In my daily work, I often find myself moving from one crises to another. It is for this reason that I often have to forget or put aside my own crisis that may have occurred outside the school [...]

The Moments in Between

Routines. Structure. Plans. We all need them. We all make them. And, well...sometimes we don't stick to them. Most of us can handle a bit of spontaneity. And, well...others can't. Routines. Structure. Plans. We are a family that must make plans. We must have a routine. A finely structured plan to get through the day. [...]

Rejoicing for Unanswered Prayers

"Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you." Matthew 7:7 A few weeks ago we took a family trip to the National Aquarium-one of the trips we had promised our shark lover for some [...]

For He Has Taught Me More

Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. James 1:17 "Mommy! Mommy! Mommy!" I hear the screams in the wee hours of the morning. The screams that have woken me from a state of sleep I seemed to have just [...]

His Will, Not Mine

Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him. Psalm 127:3 I remember the day like it was yesterday. I had just found out the news. I remember thinking to myself- How could this be? This was not part of the plan! This can't be right! Two lines? Yep, there are [...]