Gloomy Room

A gloomy room has a dark, dismal feeling to it. You don't feel joyful, and even the air feels heavy. If you struggle with depression, being in that room makes you feel worse. Maybe you've had some sad moments, or it could be your secret place where you go to cry alone. For many, it's... Continue Reading →

Praying with Training Wheels

Many devotional books teach a Christian nugget of truth, share a couple of scriptures and end with a prayer. These books are certainly beneficial. For instance, they are helpful for the young, growing Christian to have examples of how mature Christians pray and process truths found in the Bible. Training Wheels But I wonder when... Continue Reading →

Discouragement

America be strong. Be brave. We are waking up to a new day of possibilities, where yesterday does not apply to tomorrow. Don't go backward. It's like returning to Egypt and to the slavery of the past. I want to point you to freedom once more. Have you gotten lost? Are you discouraged? Let me... Continue Reading →

Lessons from Air-travel

Did I forget Something? Before my trip, I was busy with activity trying to do laundry and gather belongings to take with me. My husband usually distracts me with suggestions while I'm doing all this, but this time he was silent. He is learning to just let me do my thing. He knows that I... Continue Reading →

Homeschooling: Without Regrets

Homeschooling is a big job. And if we do it k-12, then it's a long job. So how do you homeschool all these years without regrets? Our children's education is so important. We love our children so much. These things we keep close as we do our day to day homeschool schedules with our kids.... 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 →

Alone or with God

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 →

Walk Humbly with Your God

A Hawaiian vacation would have been so nice. I had planned to be there this very day. But it was cancelled because of Covid. We planned this vacation a year ago and saved all year long in hopes that just maybe it would be possible. But the condo there cancelled our reservations. This is just... Continue Reading →

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