Faith, Grace, Growth, Prayer, Scripture

Where Does my Help Come From?

Mid-week and already my tank runs near empty. Shoulders sag with the weight of it all, I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; ?From where shall my help come? Wild, spring fevered children, school lessons incomplete, monthly menu planning undone, late nights cleaning out, cleaning up, cleaning… My help comes from the Lord,…

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Faith, Grace, Love, Praise, Prayer


  Wind whips up branches and they stretch high and bend hard sideways.  The tulips bow heads and snap back from the invisible breath that woos them wildly in one direction and then another. Clouds skirt past fast enough to see them go, and that loud rushing sound, warm, damp wind surges all around. Blond…

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Faith, Grace, Weekend Wanderings


“Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Matthew 28:5-6 He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? Look at my hands and my feet. It is I…

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Children, Faith, Family, Grace, Growth

Moving So Fast

Days race past, and they grow like weeds, these children, these little versions of us. Wasn’t I just rocking and nursing this one to sleep, I think to myself as I fluff her silky hair? And now she runs, never walks, but RUNS as fast as her tiny feet will carry her. And I shake…

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Books, Faith, Giveaways, Grace, Love

1000 Gifts ~ {a Giveaway}

**** CONGRATULATIONS “LetBe” **** An email has been sent requesting your mailing address 😉   Perhaps you have heard of her, Ann without the ‘e’. She wrote a soul shaking and inspiring book entitled, 1000 Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where you Are. I have been reading Ann Voskamp’s profound and poetic words…

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Children, Faith, Grace, Prayer

Wasting Time

My 5 year oldsays, “Praying is a waste of time”. On the one hand, he is 5, so it is not unreasonable to assume that he doesn’t fully know what he’s saying. But when he says things like this, and it has happened more than once, I churn anxious. When he says this, in my…

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Children, Faith, Family, Love


This morning when I woke up it struck me hard and unexpectedly. I don’t have any more babies. I won’t have any more babies. The shower water washed over me, and thoughts, swirling, mixed up moments, snippets of the past 7 years all fought for my attention. True, It has only been 3 months since…

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