What I’m Learning After Losing a Parent

I’m learning there are a lot of questions that come up when your Dad dies. [Read more…]

Headed to Cleveland for Probable Heart Surgery

This blog is long – a whopping 2600 words – and the title is pretty self-explanatory, so I’ll just get right to the point. If you don’t want to go through the background that leads to an explanation about the Cleveland trip, skip to the bold type that says “February, 2017.” First, a little background: [Read More…]

Encouraging Words From a Discouraged Girl

  Want to hear about my terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week? I mean weeks? No? Can’t say I blame you. And I can’t say I want to talk about it, either. But let’s do talk about a few dreadful sayings that have a tendency to surface when we are going through difficult times: [Read More…]

Does the Heart of Your Husband Safely Trust In You?

I overheard some women saying how they were rather irritated with the Proverbs 31 woman. She was so perfect. [Read more…]

New Friends at Orchard House

We interrupt this blog to bring you a few new friends at Orchard House. And to give me a break from painful thinking. First new friend is Scrumpy: Scrumpy has been a mere acquaintance of Orchard House residents, but now I consider her a personal friend. I (for lack of a better word) won her [Read More…]

A Little Water Works Wonders: Spiritual Encouragement for Moms

What He feeds us is exactly what He wants us to turn around and feed to our children. He is the Living Water, and He loves to nourish His children who then nourish their children. [Read more…]

Mommy Guilt and Perfect Justification

In this age, when so much information is available at the touch of a screen, it’s easy to find good ideas, methods, and tips on motherhood. It’s also easy to develop an unnecessary, unhealthy case of introspection that leads to false guilt. [Read more…]

My Peculiar Life

  Well, I feel bad. I promised you last week that I’d be a real writer this week and put out some legit blogs (whatever that means). I have written three blogs this week. One I shared on Tuesday. The other two will be perfect for the week before Mother’s Day. Which is next week. [Read More…]

The Point of Praying

  Went to the doctor today. Nothing new about that. But so far, every time I see this particular doctor, progress is made. And that’s new. So last night, I was preparing my mind for the appointment, and I had a few questions I desperately wanted to ask him. However, they weren’t on the agenda. [Read More…]

Dance of the Cod Fish, Bizarre Happenings, and Bunny Longings

Are you ready to hear that story I promised about fainting? And a few other stories? 1. It’s not exactly a fainting story, as I didn’t exactly faint. But I did come close in Wal-Mart a few weeks ago. Typically, if I faint or nearly faint, it’s at Target or King Soopers. Although, there was [Read More…]