Rough Season– don’t you think?

 I’m surprised we’re still here, aren’t you? I have now listened to the Ps 121, Ps 37, Ps 18 and\or Rick Warren, Joyce Meyer, Beth Moore, RT Kendall, Steven Furtick and a bunch of other sermons and scripture. Roughly 32 billion times. Conclusion…we are going to make it guys.  strengthandcourage.That is what I am talkingContinue reading “Rough Season– don’t you think?”


I had the day from H*E*double hockey sticks! Ugh. Emergency thankfulness list: Audio books while baking or gardening Honeysuckle, in all conceivable forms Blended mochas with whip Clean sheets with matching pillowcases Flannel anything Emma Thompson movies Unselfconscious and kind-hearted innocence Writing on chalkboards Kitchen aprons with pockets Bobby pins–so many uses! Mascara–instant massive improvementContinue reading “INTERVENTION!!”

To Work or Not To Work? — That is the Question

I have a dysfunctional view of rest and of work. I want to renew my mind about this. Jesus, will You please help me? The people who live on this planet are unique and diverse. Regardless of how we work, the point is that we choose to work hard at whatever we do. The bestContinue reading “To Work or Not To Work? — That is the Question”

Things to love

Birthday Candles on a homemade cake with buttercups all along the bottom edge Taking bread out of the oven Mud puddles and catching snowflakes on your tongue Gazing at my kids and realizing that they are lovely human beings and have far surpassed my wisdom Clean hospital bathrooms with the little door to put yourContinue reading “Things to love”


I was thinking How often do I parent out of fear? They will work it out. Just listen. How often do I think about my rebuttal instead of understanding where my hubby or teenager is at? I will get my chance. Just listen for a pair of minutes. Give the gift of quiet. Be aContinue reading “Fear-less”

Anxiety Management 101

I was thinkin’ about this verse in I Peter. Peter was a fisherman right? So he was probably thinking of casting— as in fishing. Don’t you think? With this in mind, I looked up a video of net fishing. I wanted to get the image of casting the nets in my mind. This is howContinue reading “Anxiety Management 101”

True grit : the struggle is real

I was thinking about my neighbor.   I baked 🍞 yesterday.  God very clearly directed me to give her one of my loaves. How? Not sure. But He has no trouble getting His point across does He? (Thanks a lot God, BTW. Wry smile.) Anyway, It was yucky.  Frozen smile. I’ve been working on letting thatContinue reading “True grit : the struggle is real”