The Need for Attention

Last Saturday I spent the day at my 12-year-old son’s first baseball tournament of the season.  It was a gorgeous spring day and we enjoyed spending the day together as a family.  When we got in the car to leave for the game that morning I remarked to my husband that I forgot to bring … Continue reading


Confidence or Arrogance

I recently listened to a Bill Johnson message on confidence and it got me thinking about the difference between confidence and arrogance.  Personally, I have struggled with a lack of confidence both in myself and in what the Lord wants to accomplish through me, so this message really intrigued me.  Bill made the point that … Continue reading

Joyful Anticipation

You know that feeling of having butterflies in your stomach when you are really looking forward to something?  Lately I have experienced that feeling quite often.  That feeling of joyful anticipation…of not knowing exactly what the future holds but knowing that it will be a thrilling ride.  The feeling of being on the brink of … Continue reading

For the Love of Sugar

This last week we celebrated Valentine’s Day – the holiday of love…and candy.   I posted a blog entitled  “A Valentines Day Rant” on my Facebook wall from one of my favorite health and wellness bloggers,  Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist.  When I read her blog about the barrage of candy on holidays such as Valentine’s … Continue reading

The Right Tool

This last week I bought myself a new eye makeup kit that I was really excited about.  I know guys, you thought this was about tools.  Well…hang in there with me for just a minute.  As I was using my new eye makeup kit the next morning I noticed the brushes included with it were … Continue reading

Patience or Lack Thereof

I am not very good at waiting.  Patience is definitely not a virtue of mine.  In fact, to be perfectly honest, I struggle daily with my lack thereof.  But it does seem like I’m always waiting for something.  Last year I took the plunge and decided to get braces at 40 years old.  The orthodontist … Continue reading

Practicing His Presence

This year I am re-reading the devotional book Jesus Calling and finding the daily messages every bit as encouraging and also as convicting as they were last year.  Funny how that happens.  The Lord has been reminding me through this little book to consistently practice His Presence.  It is so easy to get carried away … Continue reading


My husband started a tradition in our family eight years ago when our oldest son turned 13.  He takes our boys for a weekend away with dad when they turn 13.  The purpose is to spend time one-on-one talking about life, girls, dating, purity, and just being a teenager.  They also just hang out and … Continue reading

Ready or Not, Here I Come!

Do you remember playing hide and seek when you were a kid?  My sisters and I would play that game and I remember someone would go hide and someone would count to ten and then declare, “Ready or not, here I come!”. Then, if I was the one hiding, I would hold my breath and … Continue reading

Hello world!

Welcome to my brand new blog.  This is actually the third blog I have started, and since the third time is a charm, here’s to hoping this one will stick.  I started my first blog when my kids were pretty little and my life was crazy busy.  I blogged about family life and being a … Continue reading