Life in the country is fun most of the time, but here lately, it's been extra fun. It's been extra fun because we don't have to go anywhere. Not going anywhere means that we get to get muddy as many times a day as we want to. We get to build things, hatch chicks, and… Continue reading Miracle Chick
Today is the final day of National Suicide Prevention Week 2019. I've started so many Facebook posts, only to delete them. I've read so many beautiful things. Tributes, memories, some people write of hope and life, some of the darkness. Now, I borrow this space to share from my perspective - a mom who nearly… Continue reading National Suicide Prevention Week 2019
Saturday rolled around and it was time to go pick up hubby. I was thrilled and I wanted to look nice. I'm down 9 pounds, and thought I'd do something other than the no makeup/messy bun/leggings look that I've been rocking for months. I'd try to look cute for him. So I got my jeans… Continue reading The Makeup Bag Moment
Here we are, 5 days past the boys leaving home. Through a series of events, I was persuaded to offer my 13-year-old the choice to go live at his dad's. As I suspected, he jumped on the opportunity with an immediate and unwavering, "YES!" My 12-year-old son wanted the same choice and while I was… Continue reading God’s Not Been Surprised
During a devotional time with my son this morning, we were talking about effective prayers. He asked what an effective prayer was. My answer: An effective prayer is when we are connecting deeply with God and seeking His will over ourselves, our situations, and the lives and situations of those around us. An ineffective prayer… Continue reading Effective Prayers
Over the last year, I have found myself feeling like I really know who I am. And also whose I am. It is humbling and empowering to know the God of our universe had me in mind, created me on purpose, and has a plan for me. I have come to a point where I… Continue reading Identity
I've been reading a lot of parenting articles in my motherhood groups lately. The focus seems to be on saying "yes" more to our kids. I was buying into a little at a time, slowly doubting myself in a new way, and thinking that I just shut the kids down too much, too often. So… Continue reading Yes isn’t always the best answer.