Confession time!  I have a big problem with fear.  Now, I'm not talking about the times when you "walk around a corner and almost bump into someone fear".  I'm talking about the fear that takes your breath away.  The heart pounding, paralyzing fear. Here's an example: In my mind: I hear a bump in the… Continue reading FAITH OVER FEAR


Prayers with Preschoolers

The girls and I teach preschool once a month at our church with two other fabulous ladies. The five of us have become a "well oiled machine". Before the preschoolers have their snack, I ask them a series of questions. They have gotten so used my questions they almost ask them with me. 1. "Who… Continue reading Prayers with Preschoolers

Faith, Letters to my girls, Momma, Parenting

The Bigger Picture

T had an art project due in a few days. She was working steadily on it but was getting so frustrated with the look of it because it wasn't the perfect image that she had in her head. I came home to a very frustrated girl. To me it was beautiful. The piece was just… Continue reading The Bigger Picture

Authored BY MY GIRLS, Faith, Momma, Parenting

Two choices

T had to write a poem for her English Literature class.  The topic was to be choices, serious, and personal.   With her permission, I am sharing her poem.   Two choices that day:  Tell my mom or hide away.  I bury my cries in my pillow.  Everyone asks if something is wrong.  I say no,  and… Continue reading Two choices

Faith, Household, Momma

Lord, run my day. 

This time of year, with the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays,  life can be super busy and sometimes stressful.   When you have a business that thrives in the 4th quarter, your days can be so full with simply answering questions and solving problems that you can't even check your emails from the day before.  The incessant… Continue reading Lord, run my day. 

Faith, Letters to my girls, Momma

Things I’ve learned from my Mom

I remember being a kid and thinking that 40 was old.  Now I'm 40 and let me tell you, 40 is NOT OLD!  My mom is turning 70 this week!  I hope I'm as healthy and happy as she is, when I hit 70.   I've learned a lot from watching my mom. Some things I… Continue reading Things I’ve learned from my Mom

Birthday, Faith, Letters to my girls, Momma

I am 40

40 years... 40 years is a long time. 40 years is a short time.  It's all about perspective. Some days I feel ALL of those 40 years.   Other days I feel like a kid. I've heard the first 40 years of childhood are the hardest.  At least I did all the stupid stuff before… Continue reading I am 40

Faith, Letters to my girls

The Leaning Process

No person is good enough to be loved by God. No one sin is "greater" than another. We all are "failures" when it comes to being good enough.  The best part of all of that...God loves us anyway. He loves us despite our failures and faults.   He loves us regardless of how we behave.   He… Continue reading The Leaning Process

Faith, Letters to my girls

Love for Today

You've heard the phrase,  "Live like it's your last", but I would suggest to you to "LOVE like it's your last" day on earth. We are not promised tomorrow.   If I have learned anything in my short 39 years, I've learned that life is short and fast. If today was your last day on earth, … Continue reading Love for Today

Faith, Momma, Parenting

New Mom Advice

I was recently asked to write down words of encouragement for a mom to be.  Some of this I have written before, but "it bears repeating".   I do not have it all figured out.  I am not one to "go to" for all parenting advice.  I am just a mom, trying to do my… Continue reading New Mom Advice