Pause, on Purpose

I need a few more hours in this day. I need a couple of extra days in this week. My thoughts when I'm stressed... when I feel like I'm running out of time to accomplish what I (or someone else) thinks needs to be done. It's crazy how often the unexpected happens: Driving around town…

Making Moments Matter  

Raising our kids, my husband and I lived on a learning curve. The funny thing is each of our kids did, too - having no idea Terrell and I were trying to learn and discern from the Lord as we taught them! Trial and overcoming. Failure and success. Tears and laughter. Short and long talks. Pain and…

M is for More

"There aren't enough hours in the day!" I've said that more times than I can count. I want MORE. But I say, I need MORE ...more hours in the day, ...more sleep, ...more time with my husband, ...more time with each child ...more time alone ...more time with family and friends who live far away…

One Day At A Time

I have to remind myself to drink water. Are you like that? A friend and I were talking about this the other day. Sharing ideas for how we might remember to fill a glass and drink it. We know we should. We know it's good for us. We even feel better when we do. So…

Coulda…Shoulda…Woulda…

"Maybe you aren't supposed to - this year." Through a knowing smile her gentle words permeated my heart. It was Christmas Eve. Our family had just enjoyed dinner with friends. As we're leaving, she quietly handed me a gift. Thanking her, I sighed with frustration, "Ughhh, I wasn't able to bake cookies for friends this…

Overwhelmed?

Circumstances can overwhelm us. People can overwhelm us. Responsibilities can overwhelm us. WE CAN ALSO OVERWHELM OUR SELVES. Trying to satisfy our self expectations. Trying to be (like) someone else. Getting tangled up trying to please others. Have you ever considered what your self expectations are? As a wife.  As a mother.  As an employee.…

Prayer – From Good Intention to Action

I need to pray more. I hear this a lot.  I think it, too. It's as though we relegate it to our "Need To Do" list along with: ..exercise more ..eat less chocolate ..declutter the closets ..finish that book. "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of…