A Tribute To My Mom

Dear Mom,I read a post of Facebook the other day where a mom was telling her adult kids what she really wanted for Mother's Day.  In short: Time with them.  I agree.  Being a mom myself I feel the exact same way.  But since we're far apart and don't spend as much time together as… Continue reading A Tribute To My Mom

Chasing Normal?

My sister once told me she believed God appointed to me the hard things I'm walking through because he is using my life to encourage other people to trust and obey him.I want that, but I also confess I don't.Part of me just wants a "normal" life with ease. No ongoing marital struggle. No conviction… Continue reading Chasing Normal?

while my kids peruse the game section of the bookstore…

I'm sitting in Barnes and Noble watching a huge thunderstorm dump a ton of rain outside. I sort of wish I had stayed home and sat on my patio now.  If there's any redeeming factor to the unbearably hot summers in the Phoenix valley it's the summer monsoon storms.  I'm captivated by the power in… Continue reading while my kids peruse the game section of the bookstore…

You Liberals think that goats are just sheep from broken homes. – Malcom Bradbury

I just threw that title in cause it's a crazy presidential election season, but I should have titled this post: We're giving up the goats.Yep, you read correctly.  Our family's 3 plus year adventure with dairy goats is coming to an end.If only had once sentence to explain why I'm doing this it would be… Continue reading You Liberals think that goats are just sheep from broken homes. – Malcom Bradbury

Bearing the peculiar mark of majesty

So I'm doing this Bible study with my neighbor. First Peter. We're at that infamous submission part. I've camped out in this book for years. I frequently come back to it because it so directly speaks to me. It bothers me that I'm bothered by the whole subject of submission because I can clearly see… Continue reading Bearing the peculiar mark of majesty

What do you do when you don’t have her life?

Like I said, a reset happened last week. A turning around.  Sometimes you have to go back to where you started.  Do the things you did at first to rekindle the smoldering flame.  And thank God He doesn't just put it out.  I spilled messy feelings out to the Music Man yesterday.  I'm sure it… Continue reading What do you do when you don’t have her life?