One morning while reading and journaling, I saw a shadowy thing go by. I thought, "hummm, that's weird. Wonder what that was." But then I saw clearly what it was. It was a grey rat! The next thing I knew, I found myself doing what many women do in that same situation: screaming loudly and... Continue Reading →
Do What is Right
Doing What is Right seems difficult after summer's break. But September is here and although I love the special treats like Pumpkin Spice Latte with a Maple Leaf Cookie from Trader Joes. I don't always feel thrilled about our school schedule or being a responsible housewife. I've had a hard time getting started again especially... Continue Reading →
Our Spouse’s Weaknesses.
We really love each other! However, as you know, individual weaknesses affect our marriage. Sometimes I feel stuck because my spouse is unable to move. I've also heard friends share this same tension in their families. They were stuck just like my husband and I are stuck. It is actually painful. It's painful to watch... Continue Reading →
I start my week by bringing my concerns to God. This particular week I was weighed down with remembering what didn't go well last week. For example: I raised my voice when my daughter gave me a sassy reply and I didn't do well providing nutritious meals for my family. These failures weighed heavily on... Continue Reading →
A Turn in the Road
Weekly, I drive past a place in the road where my son drove his first car off a 50 foot cliff. Thankfully that afternoon three years ago he survived that crash but his car did not. You see, there was a curve in the road. He continued driving straight and didn't turn with the road.... Continue Reading →
When God Calls You to Stop.
Earlier this year God called me to stop working on our house. Our goal is to move. To do that we need to get this house ready to sell. Sometimes it is so hard when He calls us to stop doing a priority or a goal. I remember another difficult time when I needed to... Continue Reading →
A few days after I posted Our Garden Failed, a friend presented me with a bag of his home grown tomatoes. I was thrilled! Then he told me to go get some tomato plants. This was good advice from my friend. So I got tomatoes, peppers and a zucchini plant. I was going to plant it all... Continue Reading →
I have major control issues. One of those areas is finance. I pay the bills each month. I set up our monthly budget. I have earned the trust of my husband to take care of these matters. This has been my job as manager and administrator of our household. It's rewarding when things are going... Continue Reading →
For me, eating well is the key to my good health. I know that, so why do I stop eating healthy foods?Some days I don't eat fruits or vegetables at all. Instead, I choose easy, convenient, processed, carb-related foods. This tends to be a pattern in my life. One day I'm eating all the healthy... Continue Reading →
It is a new season full of new opportunities! July is the only full month off school. It will get hot this month and stay hot for a couple of months. In fact in Southern California it's going to be 112 degrees today. Vacation Bible School and Kids Summer Camp are already over. Now's it's... Continue Reading →