Everyday is a Gift

The house, noiseless. The room, dimly lit by a single table-top lamp. Throughout our home, everyone is resting comfortably, unmindful of anything but the hush of the night. All is as it should be - a seemingly quiet, peaceful night. I hold a precious baby girl in my arms as she sleeps soundly on my... Continue Reading →

Choosing to See

I lie here in the silence, darkness surrounding me. Only moments ago I was sleeping soundly. No dreams. No restlessness. From a deep sleep to wide awake, nothing but seconds separating the two. I steal a glance at the clock … 4 a.m. Why am I suddenly awake? My mind immediately goes to Elijah. Oh,... Continue Reading →

Handling the Hard Times

I’ve been mostly silent these past few months. Pulling back, withdrawing, keeping to myself more than usual. That’s what I do when life gets hard, and right now, life is hard. My grandson, Elijah, has been in the hospital nearly three months. This precious blonde headed, blue-eyed, energetic two year old boy needs a new... Continue Reading →

A Life Worth Living

I’m at a loss for words. I long to speak, but what words can be spoken when there seem to be none? When your mind is as void as the paper sitting before you? You force yourself to lift the pen, wrap your fingers around it, and position it just right to enable the words... Continue Reading →

When the Shoe Doesn’t Fit

When those you love don’t love you back, it hurts. We all experience it at one time or another. Betrayal by someone we thought was a friend. A romantic relationship that doesn't work out. Family quarrels that separate and divide. Real life scenarios that sting us in a big way. After such encounters, we're often... Continue Reading →

Where to Run

Sometimes I feel like running away. Away from dirty dishes. Piles of laundry. Full schedules. Late nights and early mornings. Away from difficult people. From unfair expectations. From the hardest parts of my day. Yes, I sometimes wish I could escape all the not-so-fun, wearing-me-out, breaking-my-heart part of life. And I wonder, do you ever... Continue Reading →

When Joy Slips In

What if I told you making the most of your time isn’t all it’s cracked up to be?  At least, not in the way you and I often carry it out.  Especially those of us who are task oriented. We see what needs to be done, and we don’t stop until it’s done. Until we... Continue Reading →

God, it’s me.

Good morning, God. It’s me. I’m up a little earlier than usual this morning. I’ve made my coffee. I’m seated in my office, at my small black desk, to meet with You. As usual, the house is quiet this time of morning. All I hear is the ceiling fan above my head, an occasional car... Continue Reading →

Imperfect, Lovely You

Searching for my true identity is where I’ve been. Examining, one by one, all the labels I’ve claimed ownership to over the years. Taking myself back to the basics – to the very core of who I am- of who God created me to be. In doing so, I’ve come to realize I have purpose,... Continue Reading →

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