Some days are easier than others. There are great days, and then there are days when I'd rather never get out of bed again. On those days even sunshine doesn't seem as bright, and I am reminded just how imperfect I really am.
Even if it makes me out to be "overly-sensitive", I will not confuse my children by participating, or allowing them to participate in something that at the very core marks what is wrong with our society. Words and actions affect people. The date on the calendar doesn't change that.
It's okay to say no... Repeat after me: It's okay to say no.
Today would have been my father's birthday. I've been aware of the date my whole life, and for the past few weeks I've seen the date staring at me from the calendar. Up until this morning I hadn't realized it would be so hard to breathe when the day actually arrived. It became very obvious… Continue reading Happy Birthday
Since my father passed away, I've been even less social than normal. The thought of getting out of my comfy clothes, brushing my hair, and forcing a smile is almost more than I can handle most days. Monday was particularly hard. It was also the night of our small group study. Most of the day… Continue reading Can Fellowship Heal?
My daughter is an amazing person. She has a wonderful heart, loves her brother, and loves to give to others. As a person she is more than I ever could have hoped for. Her beauty comes from within and radiates from her. Even for happy, caring, and giving people, not every day is a… Continue reading Not Every Day is Filled with Happiness
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.
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.
Honestly, the title of this post should have been "Trying Really Hard to Parent the Way God Would Want, but Failing Miserably Every Step of the Way". Unfortunately, that title was a little too long, and didn't really set the positive tone I'm trying to make a daily part of my life. There are many… Continue reading Parenting with the LORD