A cup of water

Today, one of my best friends drove two hours to visit me for the second time since my baby was born. I consider her to be my "soul sister" because of the parallel spiritual paths we trod. As the mother of four children, taking an entire day to visit me, including the driving time, is... Continue Reading →

Choosing to smile

Regular readers of this blog have enjoyed reading Henry Petty's guest blog posts. Henry hosts his own YouTube vlog as well as a WordPress blog. I've known Henry since college and have watched him grow spiritually, professionally, and personally. He's a loyal friend and generous person, but I believe his best quality is his ability... Continue Reading →

Bearable

Some of you may remember reading my blog post about my personal experience with pregnancy. I caught a lot of flack for that post from people who seemed to misunderstand me. These are typically the same people who encourage every woman, regardless of her personal experience with pregnancy, to just be happy, never mention the... Continue Reading →

Life review of gratitude

*Special thanks to guest writer Debra Dickey-Liang for sharing with us!* A person that you are extremely grateful for . . . . As I read that sentence, my initial reaction was:  “How in the world could you pick just one person?!?”, because immediately, a score of people, and the reasons that I am grateful... Continue Reading →

God with skin on

Chicken pocket filling for a ready-made supper. A visit from two hours away. Shadow box shopping with a crafty friend who is creating something special for our daughter's nursery. Eight hours slaving away over a stubborn sewing machine. Countless encouraging comments. Genuine prayers. Two different sets of people planning baby showers. A phone call--just because--from... Continue Reading →

The jar

About six months ago, I invited my former college suitemates to spend the day at our home. We hiked, reminisced, and fried catfish with the help of my handy husband. One of the girls had the idea to create jars of encouragement for one another. Each of us decorated a jar, and then we spent... Continue Reading →

Keep em separated

Having gone through several events which are less than honorable, or difficult to talk about, or painful for others to come to terms with--divorce, bankruptcy, drug and alcohol addiction of those I love, to name a few--I've learned that those who truly love me share in sorrows and in joys, regardless of how well their... Continue Reading →

Sunshine award

Thank you, Truthlets & Thoughtbits, for nominating me for the Sunshine Award! The Rules are as follows: 1.  Thank the person who gave you this award and write a post about it. 2.  Answer the questions below or write 7 interesting things about yourself. 3.  Pass on the award to 7 fabulous bloggers, link their... Continue Reading →

Just

I sat across from a friend a few weeks ago, watching huge tears well up in her eyes. She'd had one of those magic yet painful moments when God connects all the dots and shows you exactly what He meant when He urged you to X, Y, or Z. She was also hurting. Feeling overwhelmed... Continue Reading →

Love in a cup

I'm never been a big "gift" person. In Chapman terms, giving and receiving gifts is not my main love language. I'd much rather have someone spend an hour with me over coffee having genuine conversation, as I plan to do in an hour at McDonald's with my friend Mary. Or visit me at my house,... Continue Reading →

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