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Summer days

Summer days

This is my backyard tree. I removed myself from my kitchen already this morning and retreated to my backyard. You see, it’s the first day of my kid’s summer vacation. One has already left to work at a church camp all summer, one has driven himself 🙁 to his golf tournament, and my Paigey has

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To do or not to do

To do or not to do

Arghhh! TO- DO LISTS!!!  Being in full time church ministry, Mondays are my day off.  A day off for us ladies isn’t really a day off though right???? It’s 6 hours without kids at home and before the next ball game.  I know you know what I’m saying.  My list for today is long.  I

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A Thorn On My Side

A Thorn On My Side

For 2 years, of which 6 months I was pregnant with my son Sam and a year and a half after he was born, I worked at a domestic violence/sexual assault agency. I was the Children and Youth Advocate for Island County in the state of Washington. Some days, I was able to meet with

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And Then Some

And Then Some

A smart friend once explained God’s plan for our lives as different paths. He lays out the one that’s best for us right in front of us. Life also provides other paths as well. Some that are ok and some that aren’t. Choosing the right path, God’s path, hasn’t always been the choice I’ve made.

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While I’m Waiting

While I’m Waiting

You know how when you hear a song, it has the ability to take you back to the time in your life when that song meant something to you? You can almost “feel” those moments in your life when you hear it. I was driving home after taking my son, Sam, to practice, and the

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Be Mine… I Forgot

Be Mine… I Forgot

So, I just got home from the store where I went with my 9 y.o. daughter to get Valentine cards, candy, and body wash for my teenage boys. My son, who was greatly needing a shower walked in the kitchen where we’re unloading the goods to grab the body wash. But, there was no body

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This Too Shall Pass

This Too Shall Pass

Kids… Kid events… sometimes they excite me, and sometimes the only way I can get myself out the door is remembering that “this too shall pass.” A quote my mother made famous in my life for as young as I can remember. Ugh! That phrase that I heard so often out of my sweet mother’s

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