This is and has been a weird and floundering season for our family. By floundering, I mean metaphorically flopping about in everything we're doing, trying to gain sure footing and stability. These seasons, so I'm told, come and go. I have been blessed to see evidence of this abound recently as many of the voices … Continue reading Thoughts on a Season of Floundering
I (lovingly) call my 3rd child "Bucket head" because during the summer he frequently walks around the property with a bucket on his head-- his mighty armor that can stay any blade and foil any foe. I find myself this time of year wishing for my own head bucket- one that will protect me from … Continue reading Homesteading What-if’s
There are days where I come to the Lord a frazzled and broken mess, so full of questions, issues, problems, disappointments, and discontents that I can't even clear a space in my mind to lay them at His feet. In his loving kindness, the Lord heard my weak and desperate longing for time alone with … Continue reading The Kindness of the Father
Sally Clarkson's, Help, I'm Drowning is healing balm to a weary, storm-tossed soul.
I got myself a journal for my birthday, and because I'm now more conservative in my use of resources than I was in my 20s, I invested in a leather refillable one. Oh my goodness, the smell of leather, unbleached paper, and fresh ink is unequaled. Nerdiness aside, I had done some deep thinking- something … Continue reading Prayer Journaling
"Your children don't need you to be perfect, they need you to love them." Those words from Sally Clarkson were reverberating in my mind, my house full of rambunctious kiddos. I was struggling. I mean really, truly struggling emotionally and mentally. I had so much rage I couldn't stop crying. Everything was frustrating and angering. … Continue reading When I need a little help
Goals... I love 'em in hockey, football, and soccer, but... I'm terrible at setting and achieving them in my life. You wanna know the difference between a measurable goal and a lofty unattainable goal? Commitment and discipline. Unfortunately, I've accepted mediocrity in many of my life circumstances, lots of times to the detriment of my … Continue reading Goal Post 2020
I woke up this morning, energetic, even before coffee. The "fall back" is always a special time of rejuvination for me- it's like time travel- I get to redeem an entire hour that was lost to me in the spring. Anyway, there was a vigor in me as I prepared for church this morning. Aside … Continue reading Am I Dead?
Guys, it's for realsies truth time. I've been trudging through all the emotions lately. The negative ones I feel bad telling my closest friends about because I feel like I leech all their joy with my "down-ness." But I told 'em anyway. And they lifted me up! They reminded me who I am in Christ … Continue reading My Prayer for the Church
We've been in the midst of a super busy, hectic season of life recently. My husband was in a car accident last week, and he wasn't injured, thank the Lord. But, that means we're dealing with another auto insurance claim and waiting to hear if his car (which we were over half way to paying … Continue reading This and That