Lessons in the Unseen Realm

Wednesday night, I watched the powers of good and evil wrestle over souls overtaken by the devil’s schemes. Two different battles enraged, each seeming to give over to the forces of darkness. Then, a single lantern illuminated Truth. Where did I witness such an epic scene? In the ballet “Unseen” on a...

Waves of Grief

In recent weeks, I once again find myself in a place of grieving. Old losses surge like tidal waves leaving sadness, anger, emptiness, and anxiety behind. The cleanup continues with each aftershock. Eventually, maybe the waves become smaller and further apart, but not necessarily more manageable. For me, the...

Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying

When I go through my daily routines, I pray. As I scroll through Facebook, I pray. While driving to and from events, errands, and appointments, I pray. The few (sometimes) quiet minutes I find when I shower, I pray. When I find myself unable to fall asleep, I pray....

Everyday Celebrities

When Famous Person dies, everyone hears about it within hours of the first rumor. Social media explodes with the news. Fans are outraged. Comedians make jokes. Colleagues recount a favorite memory. Family members offer a statement but suffer alone in their grief. BUT the world is full of people who...

Messy Christmas to all…

As the mother to allergic children, life is sometimes a very complicated and messy kind of exciting. I do my best to control the variables, avoid the trigger foods, minimize contaminations, but still allow them to have fun and normal meals and experiences. Every once in a while, something...

Teaching the Children, Election Day

Today, America decides. Everyday choices influence our course, but today, we each have an opportunity to affect greater change. The impact of our choice today will last for many years. This election seems to be the most pivotal of all time. (I do not know about all election years. I...

On this Day

The on this day memory you do not see in my news feed The on this day that lives in the corners of my memories every day The on this day that changed me in unexplainable ways For on this day a piece my heart died   This day,...

Changing Seasons and Time Management

I’ve been very absent in the blogging world. While I can offer many excuses, all the symptoms boil down to one problem: time management. This problem comes with many side effects and the end result is that nothing is really “done” or “complete” and certainly far from “perfect.” Even...

Hair Clips and Rainbows

Due to another transitional change in our lives, I’ve been doing more with my direct sales business. More, as in, shows/events every weekend I can find one. Most weekends, I fair well, making back the booth fee and grocery money for the week. Last weekend, I took my first...

In His Presence

I left home this morning (for a vendor event). When I arrived home, the supper I started in the crockpot along with the side items for which I left instructions, smelled and tasted delicious. Bedtime did not go well. Madilynn seems to be experiencing some separation anxiety. After a few...