Every year I struggle with anxiety going to see the fireworks on the Fourth of July. Will we get stuck in the ditch? What if someone has to use the restroom, but can’t exit from our parking spot? What if we get thirsty or hungry? Why am I being so ridiculous? The anxiety is probably … Continue reading Higher than Fireworks… Jesus Shines Brighter!
It’s now been two years of suffering through life with serious chronic illness. It’s made me appreciate, even more, the sweet and simple things in life. I find God in nature, so; as I do every Easter, I decided to wander down to the gorgeous Japanese magnolia tree. It stands next to a tiny white … Continue reading The Magnolia Blooms are Dying, but Jesus is ALIVE!
Anyone else have a bad start to the new year? I know I’m not alone. What a difference from New Year’s Eve; which was a fun, festive, family celebration. It wasn’t perfect. My 11-year-old daughter cried, refusing to eat with us, because she felt sorry for the lobster we’d prepared for our celebration. But I’ve … Continue reading It’s 2021! Um… Happy New Year?
It's Mother's Day! Maybe you forgot, or maybe you've waited until the last minute; but you really do very much love your mom! Now you're stressed out thinking about how to bless her. I'll let you in on a little secret... Most mothers just want time with you! A little appreciation for your mother will … Continue reading 15 Sweet, Simple, Saving Gift Ideas to Express Your Love for Mom on Mother’s Day
Living a cycle of pain and victory as a Christian, can be greatly discouraging. It feels like a roller coaster. It's a long, uncomfortable bumpy donkey ride which feels like there's no destination in sight. One minute, I get a sign from God and feel my life is finally going in the right direction... and … Continue reading Pain before Victory… Palm Sunday
In spite of sickness in my household, this has been a lovely week; and it's all because of snow. Come for a walk with me, as I share what God whispered to me as I enjoyed my long walk alone with Him! Sometimes you wake up and you just know it's going to be a … Continue reading 10 Psalms for Walking in a Winter Wonderland with God
Two weeks ago our family began our Christmas celebration with a warm-hearted adventure in frigid Toronto. It was everything I wanted it to be, with God revealing how disappointments could end up turning into something even better. But, I also noticed that amid the excitement of exploring a new city with great sights; it was … Continue reading Canadian Christmas in Toronto… Great Joy Comes from Simple Joys
I knew it was going to be a glorious day when I looked out at the sun coming up this morning. This is my back yard. It's early morning when the sun is just coming up. In the darkness, I could see it... the sun. Soon there would be light. "And God said, 'Let there … Continue reading It’s Christmas… “Let there be light!”
While growing up in Italy; Miss Chennault, my fifth grade teacher at Brindisi Elementary on San Vito Air Force Base, was my favorite. Years later, I've often reflected back and wondered if she knew of my struggles at home. She seemed to favor the skinny, neglected, stringy-haired girl who sometimes wore scarves to try and … Continue reading Witches and Mean Kids and Treats… My God!
Bye bye popsicles; hello pumpkin lattes! It's been the hottest, most humid summer ever! Today, though cloudy, was such a relief because it was soooo cool outside! Let's celebrate the new season with a September Autumnal Equinox Giveaway! If you win, you may want to keep your prize, or give it to a friend. It … Continue reading The Silver Lining September Autumnal Equinox Giveaway!