Life Lessons, Uncategorized, Writing

Wait Lifting #4 – Waiting Out the Storm

The wind from this storm began pulling the car down the road. Not pushing - pulling. I'd never driven in that kind of wind before, nor have I since.  I turned on the radio. That weather warning signal - the one with the beeping and squealing - was on. It was on every station. I heard the weather guy say something about a supercell, a tornado, and to take cover. 

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family, Letters, Life Lessons, Love, Parenting, Word, Writing

For my Daughters and Nieces

I love you ladies. All of you. I applaud you and so enjoy watching you become women who love God.

Life Lessons, Love, Parenting, waiting, Word, Writing

Do You Believe In Miracles?

Miracle. This word used to conjure up images of Sunday School mornings in 1984 with 9-year-old me in blonde pigtails in a flowered dress with ruffle back panties, lacy socks, and Mary Janes. It made me picture a flannel graph board with felt-backed cut-outs of Jesus and his disciples. Jesus inevitably had on a brown… Continue reading Do You Believe In Miracles?

Life Lessons, waiting, Word, Writing

The Gentle Gardener

One morning shortly after my divorce, as I woke up, I had this vision. I clearly saw a pair of rugged male hands reaching down, digging in, and clasping together underneath a wilted plant. Actually, the plant was beyond wilted—it was dried by the sun, and what had once been some kind of small growth… Continue reading The Gentle Gardener

Life Lessons

Ever been THIS tired?

Have you ever been so tired, not physically, but mentally, emotionally, and even spiritually that you can't move? That's me right now. And if you came here because you saw the title, I'm so sorry you're that tired. But I'm here to tell you there's hope for us. Let's walk through this together. Yesterday was… Continue reading Ever been THIS tired?

Life Lessons

Junk Drawer Treasures

"God, create a clean heart for me and renew a steadfast spirit within me." Psalm 51:10 My Junk Drawer I have a beautiful french-country highboy. It is cream with gold accents. On it sits my TV, two of my favorite hard cover classics, and decor that I change with the seasons. It is my favorite… Continue reading Junk Drawer Treasures

addiction, Cancer, Friends, Life Lessons

Addiction and the Single Parent

If you've come here under the guise of an incognito web search on addiction and single moms or single dads or single parents, it's okay. You're welcome here. In fact, I was thinking about you when I was sitting at the coffee shop starting this blog. I didn't come into this single parent world 16… Continue reading Addiction and the Single Parent

Life Lessons

How Great Our Joy

In the last month I've had the joy of celebrating these things with people I love: my son's 11th birthday, my daughter's 22nd birthday, my niece's baby gender reveal (Oh Boy!), my other niece's engagement, a single-mom friend had a house offer accepted, a friend got a new car, my cousin and his wife welcomed… Continue reading How Great Our Joy