Category: God’s plan

Balancing Act

To say I’ve been in a writing slump is sugar coating the matter. It’s not that I have nothing to say (I always have plenty to say), rather it is finding the motivation and energy to commit “pen to paper” and get it posted. Maybe it’s a touch of...

Facing Fear: Becoming and Unbecoming an Army Wife

Today is “Face Your Fears Day.” Many things I have overcome, attacking at full force, initially have little to do with choice. Like Rafiki in the Lion King said, “You can either run from it or learn from it.” I suppose a third choice is standing still, letting life...

Through the Mystery of Uncertainty, Just Breathe

I think too much. I ruminate. Worry. Obsess even, at times. I have an arsenal of Scripture for comfort, calming or to confront the lies behind the fears during these times. Unfortunately, my children seem to possess many of my anxious tendencies. Daily, I remind my seven-year-old that he...

This Transitional Life

Peter ended his career with the military on November 1, 2014. Since that time, we’ve been in a state of transition. I’ve referred to that often in my writing though maybe I haven’t been overly specific with the ins and outs of this transitional life. A long time ago,...

Three Years

Three years ago… We left friends, family, and the familiarity of life in the U.S. We arrived in Germany, in the rain. We were expecting a baby, a baby we would never hold. Two years ago… We welcomed Madilynn into our home and our hearts. Peter took leave from his...

It’s Friday Now, but Sunday’s Coming.

A friend of mine had two “way back time machine” status updates this past weekend, focusing on the Story behind Easter. Each of these posts created vivid images with overwhelming emotions. Some of these thoughts I’ve had myself, but not as eloquently stated. Here is the first, fixing ones thoughts on crucifixion Friday: It’s Sabbath, a...