Sometimes ordinary rocks contain diamonds. Sometimes what glitters is just plastic.
Everyday for weeks now I've watched women champion and repeat and chant the phrase "I am enough." It's on mugs and graphic t-shirts and books and billboards: "I am enough." Really? Are we? Why do we say this? What are we REALLY saying? What are we enough of or who are we enough for? I… Continue reading I am NOT Enough
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.
I love you ladies. All of you. I applaud you and so enjoy watching you become women who love God.
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?
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
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?
"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
"Take courage my heart, stay steadfast my soul, He's in the waiting." -Bethel Music Take Courage I hurried into the hospital's maternity waiting area and sat down. It was past 9 pm. My husband and I had driven an hour through Dallas traffic to get there. Our two daughters, ages 2 and 6, were tucked… Continue reading Waiting Room
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