This year I chose the word communicate to be my theme for 2019. My original intent was for this word to be applied two ways: With my husband: I want to be very careful to communicate love, faithfulness, appreciation, respect, friendship and closeness with Paul. This might require specific words, specific actions or a specific… Continue reading My Word of the Year for 2019: Final Check-In
I've spoken about the daily practice that has changed my life - reading/listening to one chapter of Proverbs every day. It gives me practical help each day as I fill the roles of wife, sister, daughter, friend, employee, and as I mentioned Monday - homemaker. I'm inviting you to join me as we read through… Continue reading Let’s Read Proverbs Together!
Being such a lover of planning and list making, I'm also a lover of being in control. As the weeks and days got closer to our Disney vacation, I kept feeling this weird emotion/panic that didn't make sense. I was so excited for the upcoming vacation and had enjoyed planning and preparing for our week… Continue reading Confessions of a Worrier
I like to write homemaking posts where I acknowledge how dirty and and cluttered our homes can be - and then inspire you by showing how I've cleaned and organized my home. I want to do the same with this post. Marriage is hard and definitely not as easy as organizing a closet, but there… Continue reading Thoughts On Marriage, Divorce and Hope
Several summers ago I entered a very difficult season of life. I didn't know it then - I thought it was just a really hard trial that would last for a while and then disappear. Looking back now, I can see very clearly that it was the Lord establishing my steps as He lovingly worked… Continue reading How To Find The Beauty in Suffering
In my efforts to be a grateful, polite person, I always try to thank whoever is bagging my groceries at the store. Last week I turned to the young adult as he finished putting my bags in my cart and said, "Thanks!" He looked back at me and said cheerfully, "Of course! Do you need… Continue reading Of Course: The Response of a Happy Heart
This year I chose communicate as the word around which all my goals were centered. I'm working to communicate love, faithfulness, appreciation, respect, friendship and closeness with my husband. With others, I'm working to communicate a gentle and quiet spirit who hopes in God. I can definitely say I've made progress with my goals, but… Continue reading Mid Year Check-In: My Word for 2019