Another Step to an Empty Nest

This year the almanac declared summer to run through September 23rd, but let’s face it; the end of summer is marked by the start of a school year for parents with school-age children. I’ll be honest, sometimes I have welcomed (okay, maybe even embraced) the back-to-school timeframe for what it meant to me: my social […]

My Most Rewarding Job? Being a Mom

“Don’t you see that children are God’s best gift?  The fruit of the womb his generous legacy?  Like a warrior’s fistful of arrows are the children of a vigorous youth.  Oh, how blessed are you parents, with your quivers full of children!  Psalm 127:3-5a (MSG) Another Mother’s Day has come and gone, and yet I’m […]

The Blessing of Friends

“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.”  G. Randolf It all began with a call to my high school friend, Lisa.  Once on the phone, we slipped into the familiar rhythm of girl-talk.  Our conversation flowed freely, transcending across the miles and weeks since we last talked.   […]

Women – Our Own Worst Enemy

  “Don’t be glad when your enemies meet disaster, and don’t rejoice when they stumble.”  Proverbs 24:17 (GNT) The corporate office of a national retailer sent me to a local store to complete the sale for an outstanding order.  I’ll spare you the details, but let’s just say; a 5-day ship date had long since […]

Unplug From Technology

“Everything is permissible…but not everything is beneficial.  Everything is permissible…but not everything is constructive.”  1 Corinthians 10:23  (NIV)  I called out to my daughter on the way to the car, “It’s time to leave for soccer.  Grab your bag and let’s go.”  Claire jumped in the front seat, stuck headphones in her ears, and set […]

This Season of Life

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:”  Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NIV) I had big plans for the summer months and my writing.  With my new site up and running, I was energized with anticipation to read and write and share my experiences.  Even despite the gentle forewarning from a […]

Accepting Responsibility

“So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.  Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another.”  Romans 14:12-13 (NIV) A group of teenage boys decided to have a little fun by toilet papering a classmate’s yard and used post-it notes to leave behind a message.  My first thought was […]

Win or Lose I’ll Still Love You

When I first signed up my kids for team sports I wasn’t thinking about all the wonderful opportunities they’d have to learn important life lessons.  I was more interested in giving them a social outlet in the form of exercise to burn off some of that boundless energy!  At the height of our kids-n-sports days, […]

The Gift of Motherhood

“Receive today’s gift gratefully, unwrapping it tenderly and delving into its depths.  As you savor this gift, you find me.”  (Excerpt from Jesus Calling, by Sarah Young) Following the celebration of Mother’s Day, I received an email from my friend, Cora, with a link to the Hachette Book Group site.  She had no way of […]

A Tribute to Mom

“Charm is deceptive and beauty disappears, but a woman who honors the Lord should be praised. Give her credit for all she does. She deserves the respect of everyone.”  Proverbs 31:30-31  (GNT)  Many things come to mind when I think of my mother.  We didn’t always see eye-to-eye, but I grew up knowing I was loved.  […]