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 →

The Lord Determines our Steps

"We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps." My goal for this year has been to simplify. I feel like God is leading me to do this as well as to live with less. God in His amazing ways does lead us in what is coming ahead. He prepares us. I may... 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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