I remember one of my first CD's in my discman was Michael W. Smith's "I'll lead you home" (1995). Anyone else "go west young man"? Well, he is still going strong and making albums. There are a lot of emotions, agendas, fears, concerns, fights and grief amongst us in the USA right now. We may … Continue reading Surrounded (Fight my battles)
An open letter to my teenager, Thank you so much for asking that most very important question. That question that seems to sever every conversation like at hot knife as though it's never been uttered before in whiney angst. Thank you for bringing to my attention the deep underlying need for you to know the … Continue reading Because
I think I have discovered the hardest thing in parenting... It's not the labor pains, it's not the sleepless nights, and it's not seeing (or paying for) the stitches and broken bones. It's not the crying, whining, or temper tantrums that then evolve into the entitlement syndrome (both which are equally embarrassing and happen when … Continue reading Mom, not to the rescue
I don't know why this is the first thing I thought of this morning, like it literally woke me up at 6am. When I can't shake something off, I have to write about it. This thing is something I've never really shared before but as I wrestled with some old emotions about it, I was … Continue reading Do this thing.
UPDATE! So I've realized lately that my posts are often so long that people don't have enough time or coffee to read them 🙃. So I've decided to occasionally have a Short or Sweet (SoS) post that can bless those looking for a quick little "blessed assurance". It will include the 4 S's. 1. Simple … Continue reading SOS: Holy Spirit
I'm a mess. I'm a mess. I'm a mess right now. You too? Need a worship song that tells it like it truly is? Well, here you go Steffany Gretzinger nails it, again, (see link). And here is my two cents about our crazy little mess. We are all "a mess" sometimes. So there. Sometimes … Continue reading I’m a mess.
You can justify things and your actions all you want, saying you are doing a "good thing." But just because what you are doing or saying is a good thing, doesn't mean it is a "God thing". Here's how to know if it's a God thing ... 1. There are no casualties left in your … Continue reading Good or God