Since my word this year is Fellowship, I've been contemplating friendships: how they're formed, how they're nourished, and how they fade away.
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?
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
"But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin." 1 John 1:7 Our LORD is amazing and He works in ways we couldn't begin to imagine. He has a plan for my life, and… Continue reading My One Word: Fellowship.
Now, I realize this isn't really a post focused on my walk with Jesus, but it is still connected. After all, every decision I make, every reaction I have, and every new thing I try is because of my relationship with God.
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.
There are many reasons why I'm not a perfect mom, and why I won't hold out hope that someday I'll suddenly become that mother who 'does it all'. You know the kind of mother portrayed in Leave it to Beaver. Perfectly dressed, make-up on, and not a hair out of place. The house would always… Continue reading Why I’m Not a Perfect Mom
Homeschooling is a very new adventure for my family, and everyday we find something new to learn about it. We spent a month working on a unit study of volcanoes and working on a lapbook of them. That seemed to work well. During that time my daughter also worked through Life of Fred Butterflies for… Continue reading The Well-Trained Mind
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.
What do you do when your world crumbles and turns to dust? When everything you've ever known, or thought you knew is destroyed by actions out of your control? Recently, this happened to my little family. In a big, big way. Our lives were turned upside down by the selfish and unconscionable actions of another… Continue reading When Your World Crumbles