New mercies every day

I have always been intrigued by the owl. You know, if spirit animals were a thing I believed in, then maybe the owl would be mine. Believed to be watchful, have sensitive hearing, and to be a symbol of wisdom in some cultures, these characteristics seemed to match my own watchful, discerning movements. As a [...]

Need an answer? Don’t Google it…

“I saw it on the internet.” “I don’t know. I googled it.” This. This is how we get our answers to many of life’s problems. To the things we don’t know. I am of the generation who had to research via encyclopedia. Trying to find out information on anything took more than 30 minutes; sometimes [...]

we have all been in the boat

I am blessed to live in an area that affords me space to seek quiet and solitude surrounded by nature and picturesque views. I often find myself when I have a few moments alone scurrying down to the fishing pond close to my home with a book to read for a few, and to spend [...]

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 [...]

Bathroom Floor Brokenness

"Come to me all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest" Matthew 11:28Another day is drawing to a close, with another headache that has been poking at the back of my head all day, and poking holes in any patience I may have left. My youngest children [...]

Encouragement in a Lunch Box

Therefore, encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.                  1 Thessalonians 5:11Lunch box notes.It has never been something I ever really thought much of-leaving notes in my childrens' lunches to brighten their day while at school. Truthfully, I consider packing lunches to [...]