Godly Sun Beams for our Physical and Spiritual Selves

This morning…  I drove a good friend and her family to the airport.  Goodbyes certainly don’t come without sadness!  The drive was early and as I pulled into my garage, the sun was just starting to peak into existence.  Walking into the house I was ecstatic that my husband and children were still in bed,Continue reading “Godly Sun Beams for our Physical and Spiritual Selves”

The Beauty of Barbie, From “My Daughter’s Viewpoint”

    Caroline fell in love with these two Barbie dolls at Target yesterday.  These are her first Barbie dolls!  We opened the box after her nap and she played with the dolls for 24 hours straight.  The Barbie’s are now a close second to her favorite baby doll, Baby Grace!  She immediately took toContinue reading “The Beauty of Barbie, From “My Daughter’s Viewpoint””

Lord, Be My Strength! Quiet my fears!

This past March I heeded the calling of the Lord, leading me into Christian counseling.  In March I began taking courses in the process of earning a graduate degree.  Yesterday, I began taking two new courses, this would make my 8th and 9th course.  As I sit here this afternoon, feeling the all too familiarContinue reading “Lord, Be My Strength! Quiet my fears!”

Where I Meet With God? In the Midst of the Cold, Long, and Dreary Days of Life

Today… Another gloomy, cold, and dreary day. I long for the sun. I long for Sun’s rays to soak into the clogged pours of my restless soul To feel the warmth of God’s mighty creation… As it infiltrates my emotionally depressed state. I dream of sitting in the sand. Hearing the rushing waves crash intoContinue reading “Where I Meet With God? In the Midst of the Cold, Long, and Dreary Days of Life”

Pain is Real… But… God is Bigger Than Our Pain

  Pain is real!  It is truly real!  Every human being who has ever walked this Earth, has felt pain in such real and often unmanageable doses, that life can seem unbearable at times. Tonight, I sit here…  My heart feeling sad. Not sadness in a “I can’t face life kind of way”…  But theContinue reading “Pain is Real… But… God is Bigger Than Our Pain”

No Matter How Much Icing We Use… Sometimes We’re Still Unable To Solve All of Life’s Problems

Struggling emotionally… The scariest feeling… The feeling of a lack of control.   Frantically I begin cleaning… Trying so hard to hold back tears.   In the midst of my pain… My family is working… Four child-sized fingers… Struggling to glue together the walls of a ginger bread house. Yet, the icing lacks strength toContinue reading “No Matter How Much Icing We Use… Sometimes We’re Still Unable To Solve All of Life’s Problems”

Today’s Joy in Raising a Tween

All my life I have heard people’s nightmare stories regarding raising their teenage children. I would be lying to say that I haven’t been frightened as a result of their stories. These stories have at times caused me to dread my four children becoming teenagers. My oldest son is almost a teenager, he will beContinue reading “Today’s Joy in Raising a Tween”