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When Your Dreams and Your Reality Are Staring Each Other Down

Last week Hearts at Home inspired me to write about giving yourself permission to dream. But today we need to pause for a moment and think a little about how this fits into where God has us now….Planning.  Plotting.  Preparing....

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Permission for Mama to Dream

I’m getting excited for Hearts at Home this year!  As I was digging around on their site the other night, I discovered the Third Thursday Thoughts Blog Hop.  It’s a great opportunity for moms to find some refreshment and community....

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A Fresh Year of Second Chances

photo credit: Grant MacDonald via photopin cc I love fresh starts.  Really there is no magical difference between yesterday and today.  The flaws I seek to alter, the unfinished projects – they remain.  But humanity embraces an opportunity to mark time… a beginning and...

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12 Messes that Made My Christmas “Perfect”

12. The weekend of Thanksgiving I was swamped.  But my girls (9 and 6) were ready to decorate.  So I let them.  It kept them busy for an afternoon.  Turned out they did a great job.  I love the way...

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There’s More Than One Way To Do It

My mom and I have an ongoing joke that we like to toss into conversation: “You mean there’s more than one way to do things? Hahaha!” It’s taken a lot of years to realize that OUR WAY ISN’T THE ONLY...

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Real-Life Friendship

Sometimes as women, we find ourselves trying to define the kind of friendships with have. “We are really close.”   “She is a great encouragement to me.”   “One of my best friends…” photo credit: San Diego Shooter via photopin cc Have you ever...

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Saturday Morning Love

My house is a disaster. Working so much has seriously taken its toll around here.  But it’s warm and beautiful nonetheless. The soft carpet under my feet, radiates thru my tired body and gives me comfort. I have a working...

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As Soon As I Can Get It Together….

This month my calendar says “Begin Anywhere.  Just begin.” So true and something we seem to resist often!  I know I always want a beginning and an end. Something neater and tidier than my life usually appears.   photo credit: Myxi via photopin cc...

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You Want Me to Do WHAT With My Feelings?

My young niece and nephew were here for a short visit while their parents were out of town.   “I asked Isaac if he misses his mom and dad,” my mom said as we got dinner ready that night. (Isaac...

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About Fear

Here is me walking along with my plans and my intentions and I want everything to be neat and tidy.  I’ve got my lists and my calendars and it makes me feel better.  Especially as I enter into a new...

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