You Ask, We Will Answer

Dear family and friends, and new friends from the internet! We are in awe of all of the words of support from you.  In addition, there have been a lot of private messages as to how you can help, or wanting more information.  The siblings we are bringing into our home are 12 and 13 years old.  We are not allowed to share a lot online, so we will share as we can.  I know you’d love to see a {Read More}

8 months in 60 seconds

I love you, O LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalm 18:1,2 It has been awhile since I’ve logged in.  So long in fact that I cannot remember my logins to change the Christmas stuff in your newsletter if you’re opening this in your e-mail.  But, if you are here, I {Read More}

The Blessings Jar (& a Giveaway!)

This summer has been full of family times at the beach, grandparents, pool and backyard.  Amidst the chaos, late bedtimes and little ones waking up with the sun we have had a house full of potty talk and whining. “It’s NOT fair!” Oh yes, the phrases of summer that accompany the smell of freshly cut grass.  Sayings that my 2 year old and 4 year old have grumbled before lunchtime or just before dinner. “No, that’s mine!” “Nu-Uh, NO, I {Read More}

Sometimes We Just Need to Begin Again

The first step is always the hardest. My draft box for writing is filling up as I fear hitting “publish”. As many of you know I stopped writing here when I went back to work and started taking classes. After a few months off I found it difficult to write again. Fear took over and I just pushed it aside, filling my time with more crafts and netflix. Ugh! I don’t feel like this is where I am supposed to {Read More}

Things I’ve Learned or have been Reminded of in the Past 3 Months… (& winner announced).

God is patient. God has a plan, I have no idea what it is, and it drives me nuts and gives me peace at the same time. When I don’t write here for awhile, I miss all of you and the community you bring to my life. I love to write and I miss it. I enjoy central air in Michigan. I used to giggle at it since we only have 3 months of summer, but I “get it” now. {Read More}

Silence and Prayer

I have been absent after post-poning my post for Friday.  I wanted to take time to let us all rest and mourn after the loss of so many innocent on Friday. God, I pray for peace and healing for all affected families and friends in Newtown, and for our nation. With an aching heart and many tears, I leave today with a hug and some verses…. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give {Read More}

Extreme Makeover

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a personal trainer, dietician, cook and beautician everyday?  I have.  Today I’m sharing what this looks like over at History Diaries while Rebecca takes some time for her studies. At 22 I was at the top of my game. Running every day, fit, drinking a pot of coffee, rockin’ the good grades and a beautiful head of brown curly hair. A few wrinkles were just introducing themselves to my {Read More}

Have A Little Grace

I mention the Influence Conference in this post.  I understand that most of you did not attend.  Please know that what I’m writing applies to everyday life. Grace, undeserved favor. It’s a word that is thrown around and I wonder if it is truly used much outside of God’s grace to us. The first night I wandered down to the stripes party in a dress that didn’t fit well (it was maternity actually).  I began sweating and my bangs stuck {Read More}

My Ugly Cry Moment

I am writing about what I’ve gleaned from this past weekend at the Influence Conference.  I understand most of you were not able to attend.  Please know that what I’m writing also applies to everyday life, & there will be more. Excited to sing to the God who walks with me in my daily mess I walked to the front of the room the last evening of the conference and sat down. The music filled the air and the first few {Read More}

How My Writing Was Influenced….

I will be posting things I’ve gleaned this past weekend.  I understand most of you were not able to attend the Influence Conference I went to this weekend.  Please know that what I’m writing also applies to everyday life.  & there will be more things I will be sharing.  Too much for 1 post. I cannot begin to put into words what God did in my heart and life this weekend.  As open as I am sharing my life with {Read More}