Coming Home from Vacation

Vacations for our family have been our way of spending time with family who have moved away. Every once in a while we will take a 4 day trip up the coast to our favorite coastal town. But generally vacation time is family time. I enjoy this because I miss them so much. I'd rather... Continue Reading →

Going to Church Alone

Churches are open again in California with some restrictions. For the last year I have watched church from my couch usually wearing comfy clothes and nestled under a cozy blanket. Honestly this fit quite nicely with my introverted self. It's not that I don't like church or even the people at church, I do. It's... Continue Reading →

My Heart’s Cry 100th Blog

I didn't just wake up one day and decide to start a blog. I bet you didn't either. But here we are, 100 blogs later, and this is the story of how it happened. My writing days started with a journal. I read an article about journaling in Victoria Magazine when my second child was... Continue Reading →

Easing off Social Media

Social Media (such as Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn) have been places for me to communicate for a little more than a decade. I have been able to communicate with people from my childhood, school friends, teachers, family, ministry partners, organizations like church and other ministries. During this time I've run different pages/groups like one for... Continue Reading →

Driving Ms. Daisy

"Driving Miss Daisy" was a popular movie about a woman and her chauffer. In life sometimes we are chauffer to someone who needs a ride as a small act of kindness. Several years ago, I worked for "Young Life" and their program for young moms was called "Young Lives" . It was called Young Lives... Continue Reading →

Battling Discouragement

These past few months have been grueling. Emotionally I find myself somewhere between an ostrich and a lion. Some days I feel like digging a hole and sticking my head in because the disappointment is so great. But then other days I feel like more like a lion, full of faith and confidence because I'm... Continue Reading →

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