[God is a sun and shield] When Spring arrived, the weather was often dull and dreary. I began dreading that this weather pattern might become a trend. I remember a few Summers that didn't feel like Summer at all. Constant grey days can wear on you, and a Summer that’s cool and gloomy feels almost … Continue reading Mostly Cloudy with a Chance of Begonias
[Honor your father and mother] Parents are an integral part of a child's life. Without a dad, who would show you what it is to love your family? From working hard to put food on the table, to teaching you how to ride a bike, fathers set an example that a child never forgets. Moms are no … Continue reading What it Means to be a Parent
[Return to Your Fortress] I have a dream. (I know, I know, this isn't an original way to begin, but nonetheless it’s true.) I have a dream to get organized and keep our home clean. (I’ll admit it--this is one of my more pathetic dreams.) Fortunately, on-going health challenges, and God’s will for my husband … Continue reading Feeling Stuck or Shut-in?: We are Prisoners of Hope!
[Don't weary of doing good] They say that cat’s don't listen, however, I know from experience that this isn't true. They're stubborn, but they do pay attention to your tone and gestures. They even learn. Infact, they're quite curious and intelligent critters. Recently we weren't able to get to the pet store before closing time, … Continue reading The Third Times The Charm (Don’t give up!)
I posted this on Facebook for Andrew: Do you Know? What can I say that hasn't been said? You know that I love you and that I don't want to spend my days without you, but do you know how much I appreciate you? Do you know how much it means to me when you … Continue reading Do You Know?
It truly was an unexpected and uplifting surprise to receive this award from Tina Suiagan of "The Open Concavity" Thank you so much Tina, and of course God who orchestrates it all. "Every good and perfect gift is from above, down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." --James 1:17 … Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award: An Uplifting Surprise
[Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light] Monday morning I received some pleasant surprises: words of encouragement and a Sunshine Blogger nomination (I'll be doing a separate post to address this very kind and encouraging nomination.) I don't know if these sweet people have any idea how much their acts of kindness … Continue reading Bring it On!: The Power of Encouragement