Father’s Day. It should be such an easy holiday, right? A barbecue, a tie, a homemade card. It wasn’t for me and isn’t for so many and yet now, more than ever, I see the need to celebrate Fatherhood. The work these men are called to is holy. It’s one only they can do. As […]
How to Change Your Default from Stress to Joy!
I was standing in the park the other day, in California, watching my granddaughter play with another child in a giant sandbox. All of a sudden they decided a “snail hunt” was the next thing to do. They wandered in and out among some small trees and bushes and I moved to be able to […]
He Still Moves Stones
After a month or more of too many feelings and not enough words, I felt the Spirit’s excavating presence. We survived. We made it through the month of Alan’s birthday and home going. It was 2 years ago that we walked away from the cemetery and retreated to the beach, to walk the shores and […]
Where Do You Belong On Father’s Day When You Don’t Have A Father?
Father’s Day has been a complicated and emotional holiday my entire life. When I was young it was because I did not have a father in the home to celebrate. When I grew older I understood enough to celebrate what I had rather than what I did not have. I celebrated my Papa, who was […]
When Winter Gives Way to Spring and Death Gives Way to Life – A true story
I love seasons! Don’t you? I get tired of things looking and feeling the same, then the seasons change. Spring, is one of my favorites, bringing with it the feeling of hope. I can’t remember Spring last year. Just as the daffodils were lifting their heads and the trees were sprouting their tiny […]
Do You Ever Feel Like God Has Forgotten You?
The countdown has begun. Not that I am actually counting, but I know that it’s less than a week to the one year anniversary of Alan going home and his birthday the following day. That and another family heartache has been weighing heavily on my mind. I stumbled down the stairs this morning made my […]
How to Move Forward
It was one of those mornings that was so hard to get up. I managed to drag myself up, shower and sit down with a cup of tea and the Word. But it was so hard and everything fought for my attention. Plans for the day and the weariness of yesterday. We drove 10 hours […]
Why It’s Okay to Feel Sadness In the Midst of Hope.
I have been feeling something coming on. You know that feeling you have when you feel like your about to get a cold. Well, I had that this week but it wasn’t physical. I felt it deep in my spirit, in my heart. (This isn’t fun beloved. However I told you that I […]
Day Four- Hope Against Hope
Abraham was a man who showed us what it means to have HOPE. In Rom. 4:18, we are reminded that , “ In hope against hope, Abraham believed, so that he might become a father of many nations, according to that which had been spoken. On Day 3 we were reminded […]
What If I Told You I Found The Secret To Aging Gracefully?
I love beautiful things! Don’t we all? We exclaim or sunsets, ocean views, and baby anything! I love that the Lord loves beauty too and He created an amazing world for us to live in. He loves a variety of shapes and colors in people and animals too. Yet as […]