The end of a decade. The beginning of a new decade. I will celebrate my 49th birthday this month, which means this is my FIFTIETH YEAR! That's overwhelming, underwhelming, exciting, and maybe a bit unnerving all at the same time. I've found myself looking back and looking forward over the last few weeks. When I … Continue reading My Fiftieth Year…coming soon 49 years old!
Below is a post I wrote in 2011. Eight years seems like such a short time ago and yet a long time ago, too. These same types of thoughts have been on my mind recently, but from a different perspective. Those thoughts will make their way to a post soon. For now, I pray someone … Continue reading “Guest Post” from my 2011 Self…thoughts on Christmas!
A couple months ago, Doug and I bought our first travel trailer/camper. Many years ago when we were first married and then when we had young children, we dabbled in some tent camping. It was fun...and a lot of work. Over the years, we've often teased that staying at a hotel was our idea of … Continue reading Change of Plans
I really hadn't planned to take such a long break from writing regularly when I started this move to reduce my digital consumption. My initial thoughts were to give myself a week or two to kind of digitally detox. What I've found is that I slip far too quickly back into old habits. In order … Continue reading When I Don’t Know What to Say…
One of the things I've been trying to work on the last few weeks is exchanging whispers with my Lord before shouts with the world. Sadly, I'm not doing very well with that. I've allowed the shouts of the world to drown out the whispers I so desperately want to focus on. I've become increasingly … Continue reading Taking a Break
I have struggled with what to write today and even whether or not to write today at all. I came to the conclusion that it's important for us to remember and recount history that we lived through. You see, I wasn't alive when President Kennedy was shot or when most of our major wars started … Continue reading Remembering
Probably Not the Kind of Thirsty You First Think Of… If you visit me at my home, you will probably find me with at least two, sometimes three, drinks. I almost always have a cup of coffee (it's probably been reheated at least once) and a large thermal tumbler of iced unsweetened tea (usually passion … Continue reading Thirsty Thursday…
Yesterday, my amazing daughter graduated with her Masters Degree in School Guidance Counseling from a Christian university in our state. It was an exciting day! She's worked hard to get to this point in her life. She has found her calling and is excited for how she will be able to serve students and families … Continue reading Celebration Laced with Sadness
I don't know about you, but my emotions can get the best of me! I often let sadness or anger or even happiness send me to choices that don't really line up with my goals. Or...I wallow in the mud of trials that come my way. There are lots of sayings and writing about sacrificing … Continue reading Short Term Pleasure or Long Term Peace
The meal planning of last week has definitely been helpful! We've had wonderfully delicious on-plan foods each evening that everyone has enjoyed. I felt so great about my choices throughout the day and into suppertime! Then, evening would hit! I seemed to lose my focus every evening for several in a row. From goldfish to … Continue reading THM Tuesday: Mixing it up!