With about 18 inches of snow in the past two weeks, and possibly more this Saturday, the talk has been nothing but the weather! I have to agree that I'm ready for spring as much as anyone, but this old hymn just kept ruminating in my mind this week. Trust me when I say that I needed it! (Don't ask Matt.) Anyways, the story behind the hymn, Sunshine in My Soul, is that the author, Eliza Hewitt, … [Read more...] about Sunshine in My Soul
I know, being "in the zone" is usually the goal. Basketball- you want to make the baskets. Baseball- get it in the strike zone. Volleyball- inside the lines. Soccer- kick it in the goal. I love sports and I'm all about the rules. For a minute, indulge me.As Christians, suppose that God wants to use you "outside the zone?" He has given you a unique set of talents and you are 100% about using … [Read more...] about Outside the Zone
Which one is not a word? If you guessed "embetter," you guessed it right. I had to retype it because the program kept autocorrecting the spelling! (Crazy computers these days; think they are so smart.) Anyways, this week I came across the word "embitter" and it arrested me. I know, you're thinking, "What kind of freak are you? A word arrested you?" But I've always been a word freak. … [Read more...] about Embitter or Embetter?
On Monday, my Tristina and I headed off to her afternoon kindergarten class. It's a five minute drive, but she loves the attention of that little drive. The two of us have girl chat and it is usually about whatever topic she desires.This week she chose a whopper of a topic. "So why was Daddy crying when we were watching the video on Saturday?" Now you have to understand that her grandparents … [Read more...] about Hard Questions
The opening illustration of the book is quite personal, as the author thinks of herself as a child on a swing, being pushed by her mother higher and higher. Oh, how she loved to go so high! One day at the park through unforeseen circumstances, the neighborhood bully began to push her on the swing. He wasn't pushing her any higher than she had gone before, yet she was terrified. It wasn't … [Read more...] about Beautiful Things Happen When a Woman Trusts God by Sheila Walsh
In one of my earlier blog posts, I announced that Matt and I would be running a Half Marathon (13.2 miles) as we celebrate Taylor's 13 wonderful years of life. Taylor, our daughter with MPS, was given the average life span of 10-15 years for her disease and so we are thrilled that God has blessed us richly over the last 13 years.We have been members of the National MPS Society for seven years and … [Read more...] about Celebrating 13 Years in 13 Miles
"There's no sweeter sound than to hear your baby say "DA-DA"." This was my husband's facebook status last week. I replied that I thought "MAMA" might be sweeter. We have yet to hear "Mama," but the dada song has been going all week. I think the little one has him wrapped around that pinky. In fact, she probably did the moment she was born. Our other sweet girl, Taylor, hasn't been able to … [Read more...] about Sweet Sounds
I remember one time someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up and I said, "A truck driver." At five years old, it seemed like a fun job to me. The truck was big and gave you a feeling of power when sitting behind the wheel. Believe me when I tell you that I'm definitely not qualified to drive a truck.This picture is of me and two of my younger siblings. One of my older sisters (there … [Read more...] about When I grow up…