Tag Archives: blessings

All of it

When my sons were young, my life seemed to revolve around the home. I loved caring for our house, cleaning, making meals, and most of all, building into the lives and hearts of my boys. Slowly the enemy began to … Continue reading

Posted in maturing in Christ, Walking by Faith and not by sight | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reigning in

The new year brings with it a sense of freshness, possibility, and often grand plans for new routines, renewed outlooks, or the desire to break old habits. All of these ideas, while a good thing, can take off in our … Continue reading

Posted in maturing in Christ, Walking by Faith and not by sight | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lay it all down

I was reading a post by a favorite writer and she said these words, “Just lay it all down.” I stopped reading any further. My eyes began to tear up. Yes, yes, I thought. That is what I want, to … Continue reading

Posted in growing pains, maturing in Christ | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

GRIT

The idea of grit used to bring to mind John Wayne and his no-nonsense-take-no-prisoners attitude. Lately, the word grit has been used to describe tenacity in students and their ability to keep working even when it’s difficult. For me, grit … Continue reading

Posted in maturing in Christ, Walking by Faith and not by sight | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

And…yet

Thanksgiving is a gateway holiday for me. It marks the beginning of a season of hope, wonder, joy, celebrating with family, rich foods, sweet moments, and new memories. I love November and December with their changing weather, slower paces, and … Continue reading

Posted in maturing in Christ, Walking by Faith and not by sight | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The waiting….

May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us, that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations (Psalm 67:1-2). We live in a home without a television due … Continue reading

Posted in maturing in Christ, Walking by Faith and not by sight | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Memories

During the holidays we were allowed to sit in my grandmother’s front room, but we had to be careful since most of her antiques were displayed there. To keep busy, we often looked through the photo albums she had on … Continue reading

Posted in maturing in Christ, Walking by Faith and not by sight | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Praise be

Lately friends have been posting about how perspectives, including a friend wrote about battling exhaustion, all while trying to be a good mom. Now she could have left her post as a complaint, but she chose to change her perspective … Continue reading

Posted in maturing in Christ, Walking by Faith and not by sight | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

House rules

There were three main rules in my house when I was growing up: 1.) Clean up your mess 2.) Hands are for helping 3.) Always make sure there is gas in the car While my mom was capable of cleaning, … Continue reading

Posted in maturing in Christ, Walking by Faith and not by sight | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On Throne rooms, waiting rooms, and hospital rooms

I cannot count the times I have been in a hospital room, either as the patient or the visitor. I am sure the number is somewhere in the hundred range, at least. I have stood in elevators going to welcome … Continue reading

Posted in Walking by Faith and not by sight | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment