How To Deal With Unsolicited Advice


I just need to vent for a minute… don’t you just love unsolicited advice? Especially about parenting? My husband and I have run into a little problem with my 5 year old at the end of the school year, she hates it. She has always been a more sensitive child and we have had so […]

Dear 14-year-old Me…


Remember back when you were 14 and you couldn’t wait to “grow up” because life would be so much better? You wanted freedom! You would be able to drive and not have to go to school and choose what you wanted to do. It sounds amazing, right? Then, it happens… you grow up and life […]

Addicted to Fear


Do you struggle with being addicted to your sin? I do. And, it was an interesting realization for me. At our Saturday night church service our pastor challenged us to think of the one sin that we struggle with the most. You know… that one sin that trips you up every time; over and over […]

Stress-free Homemaking? Yeah Right!

Stress-free homemaking. Am I the only one who thinks that sounds impossible? I would post a picture of my messy house, but I am way too embarrassed to go that far; instead I will paint you a picture. Imagine a large kitchen with lots of counters, a kitchen that a young wife was so excited […]

A Lesson From Cinderella


 SPOILER ALERT: I might ruin some of the movie for you if you haven’t seen it, but we all pretty much know how the story of Cinderella goes. Yesterday my mother-in-law took me and my daughters to see the new Cinderella movie. After seeing previews I was unsure of what to expect, but I have […]

I Confess… I Am a Yeller

I have a confession… I am a yeller. And I hate it.  I come from a loud family. They like to justify the yelling by saying “that’s just the way we are”. And, I believed this for a long time. But, several years ago my eyes were opened to the fact that when people make […]

Life is Like Cracked Drywall


Wow, I have not been very consistent on my posting lately! My husband and I are working with our church as the facility managers and while we are really enjoying the work (and extremely thankful for it), it is consuming lots of our time lately. They are in the midst of a major remodel of […]

Into the Lions’ Den – What We Can Learn From Daniel


I have been reading through the book of Daniel over the past week. I love in Daniel about all the times that God comes through in miraculous ways; revealing dreams and their meanings, protecting Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego from the fire, protecting Daniel from the lions, providing favor for Daniel with multiple kings. Yesterday when […]