TGI.. Wait.. What Day Is This?

Friday! TGIF! Right??? But what if Friday is just another day of the week?  What if you're not even 100% sure what day of the week it is much of the time?  I'm not sure if this loss of distinction between days is a good thing or a bad thing. ...more

Fearless Obedience

"Noah did everything just as God commanded him" ~ Genesis 6:22 ...more
As in the days of Noah... it never rained before. People laughed at him while he built a boat on ...more

A Spirit of Gratitude: January 16

This week I am Thankful for: A clean living roomThe beauty of a foggy morningAn organized and clean fridgeFootball playoffs and pizza with friendsClear blue skies and comfortable temperaturesEarly morning quietThe Man of the House co...more

Special Ordinary Things

Sometimes it's the little things... watching a child meticulously, seriously, intensely playing with play-doh ...more

Ignoring Them

"Ignoring what they said, Jesus told him, 'Don't be afraid, just believe.'" (Mark 5:36) Did you catch that, friends? "Ignoring what they said"... ...more


I have discovered a new side effect of the cold weather... Horribly dry skin! Even my normally oily skin is feeling dry, tight, and uncomfortable....more
It's hard this time of year. I hope you find something that works.more

Slow Start

Between the holiday falling in the middle of the week, family visiting, the offspring and the Man of the House being home on break, and then just trying to get back in the swing of "normal" life - my blogging life is off to a slow start in 2014. Slooooow, slow. Like molasses in January slow.  Moses slow.  Tortoise slow....more


When I first began thinking and praying on my one word for 2014 I never imagined that fearless would be revealed to me. In all honesty, when I began thinking along the lines of "fearless" - I had a moment.  I mean...Fearless? Really? You must have the wrong gal.  If there is one thing I am not - it's fearless. But it kept coming up: "Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged" (Joshua 8:1). "For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline" (2 Timothy 1:7)...more

What To Do On These Cold Winter Days

Karen Ballum Or read a good book! That's always a good daymore

Naughty and Nice

After reading chambanachik's recent blog entry of "Love/Do Not Love (No. 4: Christmas Edition)" I was inspired to come up with my own little list of what I find naughty and nice about the Christmas season. So, without any further ado - Here we go! ...more