The Inn after Christmas

These are the leftovers of Christmas that remain underneath our tree. The last of the gifts that need to be unboxed and placed in their appropriate places throughout the house. We chose to unwrap our gifts and then place them here instead of leaving our tree bare after Christmas morning. Weird, maybe. Lazy...whatever you wish [...]

Before the world tells her different

Sassy, Stubborn. Bull-headed. Words I often use to describe my daughter. The words I use to describe the battle of wills endured here at home. After the "No, I won't," and "Yes, you wills." After the demands to do this and not that. To wear boots in July. Flip-flops in winter. The demands to have [...]

Giving Thanks to Him

I thank God for your lives of free and open access to God, given by Jesus. There's no end to what has happened to you-it's beyond speech, beyond knowledge. 1 Corinthians 1:4-5 Lord, you give me peace that surpasses understanding; a voice to praise you through every trial. You give me hope when my faith [...]

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 [...]