Childlike Faith

  This afternoon when I picked up my 4 year-old daughter from preschool, I noticed she had a Princess brush in her hand.  As any normal mother, I noticed immediately that the brush didn’t look like it came from our home.  I asked my daughter and she insisted it was hers.  Knowing the brush wasContinue reading “Childlike Faith”

Happy Father’s Day 2014… To My Heavenly Father

Father’s Day has never been my favorite holiday.  In fact, it’s a holiday that used to cause deep-rooted sadness in my heart. Father’s Day is a “wonderful” day for people who were blessed with wonderful fathers, but for those of us whose fathers rejected, abandoned, abused, or neglected us…  It was certainly not enjoyable.  IContinue reading “Happy Father’s Day 2014… To My Heavenly Father”

Stand Firm

For many years, my husband has made a habit of reading a monthly men’s devotional called “Stand Firm”.   Today is Father’s Day 2014.  On the couch I noticed his “Stand Firm” devotional. I thought to myself… I’m proud of my husband who has always made a habit of spending time with God. My husbandContinue reading “Stand Firm”

Try God… He “REALLY” Works

I woke up this morning in a super grumpy mood… My whiney little girl… Whose recovering from a bout with the stomach bug… Certainly wasn’t helping my mood… Neither were my younger two boys banging the floors of their room above my head or my messy house screaming to be cleaned. It didn’t take meContinue reading “Try God… He “REALLY” Works”

Embracing “Un-popular” Parenting Decisions… The Process of Creating “Successful” Adults (Part 1)

While iPhones, TV and video games are great for distracting children in a pinch, increasing evidence shows that too much screen time can potentially cause childhood depression and increase the risk for attention problems later on. A Great article to check out…  http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/963474/can-screen-time-cause-childhood-depression.   As a family we have made decisions that are “unpopular” inContinue reading “Embracing “Un-popular” Parenting Decisions… The Process of Creating “Successful” Adults (Part 1)”

Help Me, Help Them… “I’ll Praise You In This Storm”

In the worst of circumstances, I can still see God’s blessings and goodness!  At times I may have to look harder, but their there, nonetheless. This week my family has been dealing with this new strain of Norwalk Virus, I think the name is Sydney, or it’s originated in Sydney… Something like that.  Anyway, it’sContinue reading “Help Me, Help Them… “I’ll Praise You In This Storm””

Thank You Lord for the Gift of Motherhood

Sweet little girl. A nasty old nightmare has awakened you. Steeling our sleep. Lying next to you in your bed… Soaking in this precious moment. As I wait for you to drift off to sleep… I watch you breathe… Caressing your baby soft cheeks. You make my heart smile, As you gently rub mommy’s hair.Continue reading “Thank You Lord for the Gift of Motherhood”

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”

The “Perfect” Picture or “Perfect” Memories?

Behind the camera. Intent on capturing the “perfect” picture. Smile… Kids… Smile… Now! Look here… Look over there! Turn your head. Act like you love each other. Snap… Click… Click… Click… Snap! The kid are determined to NEVER crack a smile. How much do I miss? Looking at life through a glass lens. Intent onContinue reading “The “Perfect” Picture or “Perfect” Memories?”