The Secret to Embracing Overwhelm

Birthdays are the perfect time for thought. I turned 34 on Saturday. No trumpets. No fancy cake. Just a lot of reflection....more
Wisdom from you. Thanks for this blog post. Making lists always helps my overwhelm. It's so ...more

11 Scriptures to Pray for Your Child

Sometimes, I wonder if we made a mistake purchasing our house eleven years ago. It's not in the best school district, we could have found a better "deal," we are rapidly outgrowing it. However, when I think about the godly women placed on this street and what they have taught me, I know that we are in the right place. One sweet neighbor taught me not to just promise prayers. If I ask her for prayer, she prays. Right then. She also taught me about the power of using God's Word to pray, inserting our husband's or our children's names into the Scriptures as we pray. ...more
Lexiquin  Thank you! My boys are still small, so prom seems so far away!  I know it will be here ...more

After World Vision: Why I Hesitate to Call Myself a Christian

The events of the week, with World Vision announcing it will hire people in same-sex marriages and then reversing its decision, make me want to identify myself as something other than "Christian"....more
PixieDustSaving  Just a quick clarification...but being gay is a characteristic of a person and ...more

365 Refections - Reflection 6

I have struggled with my creativity for years - bouncing around from medium to medium. I would say that I am competent with a wide variety of crafts but I have not ever made as a result of my creativity. The reasons for that are, like many other tings - varied....more

What is the Meaning of Life?

How's that for a light topic of discussion? But that is where my mind is today....more

Chasing the Dream

So that 'reinventing yourself' thing? Yeah, that.Leave it to me to over-analyze, but I'm trying to figure out how this all works.  I committed to wait and pray, but is that all I'm supposed to be doing?...more

My Art Retreat for Survivors of Sexual Abuse this Weekend

 I am full for my retreat this Saturday, but wanted to let you know what I do. This retreat is called "Finding the Holy/ Exploring our Spirituality through Art." It is for women survivors of sexual abuse and trauma in childhood and beyond. Many abuse survivors struggle with the idea of a loving God that failed to stop or intervene in their abuse. We explore those feelings and take steps to find our own spirituality in the face of our trauma....more

Do Small Things

When I was in university, I wanted to carry out something great, heroic even. Like all young people, I wanted to make a difference in the world. After spending 18 years pregnant and/or nursing, I have done nothing noteworthy. Yet I intuitively understand that by mothering, by doing simple things, I have changed the world....more
Barbarahughes  art, images are really the language of the subconscious... i love how you are ...more

It's all about change

Many times when we are in a difficult or uncomfortable situation we focus on the negative. All those things that we don't like about the situation or person flood our minds. We can list all the reasons that we don't like it or them. Then we wonder why we are attract more of the same....more

It's All In What You Believe - RePosted From

You have the power to direct your life. If you're stuck, this is what I will tell you, 100% of the time. If you want to grab coffee, we can chat further. It all boils down to what you believe. I believe our purpose for existing is to life our lives chasing our dreams; to find what lights our fire and surround ourselves with people, places, and situations that fan those flames into a roaring bonfire. I believe to those we call friends, our duty is to love, uplift, rescue, support, and protect them; to help them beat back the darkness, to light their fire, to be present. ...more

Carbs, Carbs, Carbs!

Since being diagnosed with type II diabetes my life is suddenly revolving around carbohydrates. How many carbs are in that is the question of the day usually. And how can I make that have less carbs in it? That is my favorite – usually meaning I am trying to fit something I love that is probably not carb friendly into my diet. Another question I find myself asking is does that come in a sugar free option? I am slowing finding there are lots of sugar free options for a whole lot of things I like. ...more

The Blues

I started blogging because I wanted to speak to the masses. I didn't have one particular topic I wanted to focus on. I just wanted to be able to appeal to a large number of folks. I always wanted to write and have a profound message that all could relate to. After graduating college, my dream job was to be a magazine writer. It didn't exactly happen that way and I accepted that. At the time. <i>Maybe I was meant to do something else</i>, I told myself. I dabbled in several careers. I also wondered though, what if I had stayed the course with my writing....more