Early Thoughts on Letting Go

I put my first-born on a plane on Tuesday to go to Kenya!!  16 days, 10 different flights, 8 different airports, 3 countries, and she is now approximately 7,500 miles away. (They arrived safely last night!) I titled this "early thoughts" because I feel we are just entering the season of letting our kids go.  …

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another perspective change

I took this photo about 4 months ago while grocery shopping.  I captured it because I just felt like God was teaching me a lesson that day. While waiting to check out, I'd looked at all the food on the conveyor belt and realized how different it looked than a year ago.  Prepackaged foods, convenience …

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For He Alone is Worthy

I sat in the church pew alone this past Sunday and sang these words. And God spoke to me. We have had a rough year.  My son was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder in June.  It's not any sort of joke the way people kid each other and say, "you're so OCD!"  It is a serious …

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December 2014!

Christmas is two days away! Today we are finishing up our preparations... wrapping the last of the gifts, making the last of the cookies (peanut butter balls), and all that good stuff. Here's what we've been up to this month: We've had a rough December in terms of busy-ness and sicknesses, so we're also doing …

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Back-to-school Teacher Gift

I've got a quick, cute back-to-school teacher gift for you! Get yourself some school-themed scrapbooking paper, some white cardstock, ribbon, and a frame. Go to this awesome blog to print out the art for FREE!  (Thank you, bitsycreations!) Put it in the frame and dress it up however you like, and there you have it - …

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Back-to-School Perspective

I hope you all don't mind that I often just post to give you links to other blogs! But sometimes I find something that just needs to be shared. This post really hit me, because as I've mentioned before, God's got me on a journey of trusting Him more and relying on myself less.  I …

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