Stay in your lane

Track practice. Track uniforms. Long (and I do mean long...) track meets. That's our new life right now. For a bit I was unscathed by "sports mom" duty. Thankful for not having to drive to and fro. Or sit through my Saturday in hot sun, or frigid cold temperatures on a Tuesday night. Until I…

The lost (beans) get found

Anyone that knows me well, knows that I have a slight, unhealthy dependency on coffee. So much so that I have been known to plan entire road trips around stops at Starbucks (don't judge!). My husband also knows this about me. Thankfully, he also understands my obsession, and the fact that it is essential to…

Keep on keeping on…

I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past, and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.                                …

My mess. Your mess. His power.

Spring break. A glorious week away from school. From paperwork. Time to sleep in. Enjoy life with the ones I love. And get away from the demands of home. We meticulously planned each detail of our small trip away. Each day had adventures sure to please the picky fella that would be coming along with…

Together We Have Him

The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by their hand. Psalm 37:23 I love snow. Well, let me rephrase that. I love "looking" at the snow. I love watching the dense white flakes fall…

One Word-Perseverance

I like to think I have a way with words, with at least the written words that express my thoughts, my emotions, my desires. However, sometimes choosing just one word becomes a little more daunting. Last year I joined a group of women in an on-line bible study in which I participate in choosing one…

Rejoicing for Unanswered Prayers

"Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you." Matthew 7:7 A few weeks ago we took a family trip to the National Aquarium-one of the trips we had promised our shark lover for some…

So That My Pain Would Be No More

Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God's throne. Hebrews 12:2 Why, Lord? So many times we ask this question when we are trying to make sense of our circumstances. We ask God why he would allow His children…

I Have Run the Race

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. 2 Timothy 4:7 At the beginning of the year I embarked on a mission to not come up with any resolutions I would not keep, but to instead let one word shape the next year of my life. My…