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 [...]

Enough

Each time he said, "My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness." So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 My name is January. I am an approval addict. I want to be liked. I want to be [...]

My Father Told Me So

How beautiful you are, my darling, how beautiful! Song of Songs 1:5 "Mommy, what's wrong with your hair? You look like a poodle." I had been coveting a short haircut for many years, always scared that the curls which adorned my head would make that impossible. That those curls would make me resemble a 30 [...]

Do You Need A Reminder?

"Why are these notes still on the mirror?" "Not sure, Hayley, Maybe he thought you needed to be reminded of these things again today. Do you need a reminder?" Of course, who knew that the person needing the reminder would be me. A couple nights earlier, (a dark and wet night, I will add), as [...]

Every Single Strand

And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. Matthew 10:30 It is no secret that our home has been a breeding ground for one "learning" experience after another. So, it is no surprise that our home would start to breed other things as well. Like…lice. Yes, I know. Yuck. Gross. My thoughts exactly! [...]

For He is Pleased with Me

Recently as part of an exercise for training I have to do as a volunteer, I had to ask a few people about my strengths and weaknesses. While I wasn't surprised by the responses (That is good, right?), I also learned that many of these strengths are also my greatest weaknesses. Because while I am [...]

He Knows My Name

I have called you by name, you are mine. Isaiah 43:1Those who know me well also know how much I frequent the local Starbucks. So much so, that not only do they have my drink memorized and ready before I get in line to pay, I am also on a first name basis with most [...]