Living with Seasonal Affective Disorder
encouragement, God's Beauty, God's love, Loss, My Walk, Relationships, Traveling, Wisdom

SAD: Why Living in the PNW is Hard.

Today, I'm feeling great, and that knowledge can lull me into a false sense of security. It can cause me to forget the way I feel when it isn't sunny and beautiful. Sunlight therapy isn't enough, and neither is the medication I gave in and started taking two years ago. I need God to help me through this, the same way I need Him in every aspect of my life.

encouragement, God's Beauty, help, My One Word, My Walk, Wisdom

New Year 2016: 366 Days of Blessings

This is the first time in months I've had any desire to write. I fell off the blogging wagon, and when I fall off something I don't just slip off. Instead I'm as graceful as a ballerina with two left feet and a club leg. I swan dive off that wagon, get my toe caught on the edge and end up belly flopping down a rocky embankment, landing with a gooey splash in the slimy remnants of a paper mill's runoff.

encouragement, Faith, God's Beauty, Homeschooling, Loss, My Walk, Parenting, Relationships, Wisdom

Father’s Day and Healing

Three days ago we scattered my father's ashes in the Puget Sound. A place he'd always loved. The week leading up to the memorial was rough and emotions ran high with everyone. I wanted nothing more than to forget about the whole thing and keep my father's ashes on my shelf, because as soon as they were removed from their place of honor, lonliness enveloped me. He'd been there since February, a constant companion in my home. It was time to let him go, but I wasn't sure I was ready.

encouragement, Faith, Fellowship, God's Beauty, Husband, Marriage, Relationships, volunteering, Wisdom

God’s Work in My Family

Since the day I got down on my knees and asked Jesus to guide me through this life, to save me from the person I'd become, and to fill me with his Holy and loving Spirit, I've seen my life change before my eyes. Some days are easier than others, but each day brings me… Continue reading God’s Work in My Family

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God’s Garden

I view my relationship with God much the way I imagine the relationship between a gardener and their beautiful garden. I say imagine, because honestly most of my life I've had a black thumb and couldn't keep a cactus alive. Recently though, I've managed to care for a bamboo plant and an aloe plant. Much… Continue reading God’s Garden

Faith, God's Beauty, My One Word, My Walk

A Year of Walking in Faith

When I chose FAITH, I didn't know how it would affect my life. I just knew that after prayerful consideration I felt led to choose it. Through those five little letters I grew and changed just as the seasons around me did. I learned more about myself, about God, and about the wonderful strength having a little bit of FAITH can bring.

Faith, God's Beauty, Homeschooling, My Walk, Parenting, The Kiddos

Snuggles with the LORD

Each morning this week, after our one-on-one studies are completed, my kiddos and I take a break for some snuggles on the couch.

Faith, God's Beauty, My One Word, My Walk

When Life Gets Too Hard

I'm sure you've seen or heard the saying, "When life gets too hard to stand, kneel". I think I need to focus on that. No matter what is going on in your life, always remember to pray. Pray because you're happy. Pray because you're sad. Just remember to do it. I'll make sure I remember… Continue reading When Life Gets Too Hard

Faith, God's Beauty, In the Beginning, My One Word, My Walk, The Kiddos

Push Back the Dark

Darkness was overtaking me and I felt like I was drowning in a pit with no way to free myself. I needed help in a BIG way.

God's Beauty, My Walk, Parenting, The Kiddos, The Kiddos

Power of a Positive Mom

Recently I've been doing my daily devotions with the book The Power of a Positive Mom. For those mothers who are looking for God's grace during the stressful times of motherhood, I highly recommend this book. Karol Ladd has made me smile even when I want to cry. I'm not saying I'm naturally a positive mom.… Continue reading Power of a Positive Mom