It has been two years since this COVIC-19 pandemic began. At the time, I was pastoring a local church and we were in the middle of the season of Lent. In many Christian traditions, Lent is the 40 day (plus Sundays) period before Easter. It is a time of reflection, confession, and a focus onContinue reading “2 Years of Lent”
Perhaps today you are struggling and wishing for a past time. A time when things were easier. A time when love seemed grander. A time when your spouse used to do little things just because. A time when making up was worth the fight. Maybe today you are struggling to recapture, to remember, to feel the love that once was, the sweetness that came so easily.
We need those differences in our life. Yes, core values should be the same. Yes, basic ways of understanding life should have some similarities. But how you go about it? It’s okay to be different.
So that thing you feel you need to do but don’t know how? That change you need to make but it seems too scary? That leap you need to make but you don’t want to fail? Say yes, do your part and see how all things work together for the Glory of God.
Last June as I left a job I loved, I was given a hydrangea bush as a gift. I cried and cried when I got it. I love hydrangeas. Because I knew our family would be moving, I did not plant the hydrangea. Instead, I left it in the pot, waiting in transition between when it wasContinue reading “Budding”
It’s getting close to baby day. Family is in town, the nursery is ready, my bag is almost totally packed. It’s getting close. I’m nervous. Not about the baby, but about so many other things. About my home: I’ve never been a clean fanatic, so it’s not the cleanliness I get nervous about. It’s theContinue reading “Nervous Energy”
A lot is changing in my life right now. We’ve moved to a whole new place, we have a new baby coming, I’m currently a stay-at-home mom again, and God is knitting our family together in ways that I’m watching in awe and disbelief and wonder. And, it’s beginning to look a lot like FallContinue reading “New Goals for Fall”
Hi. I’m the New Mommy. No, I’m not A new mommy, I’m THE New Mommy. You know the one. You don’t know or remember my name, I don’t have the right school sticker on my car, my toddler is forward-facing in the car seat, I’m looking around for the bathrooms because my preschooler didn’t goContinue reading “The New Mommy”
So, we’ve officially moved. Too much stuff inside a too small uHaul = a miracle. Seriously folks, it was like the opposite of the Loaves and Fish story; God minimized the stuff. We were so blessed by the support of our friends and church family that came out to help load and clean. So manyContinue reading “All Moved In”
Racer and I finally decided to announce that we are having another baby. Well, Racer’s been ready for a while. I’ve been the hold-up. I’m over 1/2 way through this pregnancy. I keep thinking about this baby (I won’t have a cute nickname until it’s here) and such a variety of emotions surface. Of courseContinue reading “Another Bundle of Surprise”