Teach Your Children Well

Today was a first.  Chase came home from school and went upstairs while I was tending to Jake and his friend who had come home for a play date. After I got the two older ones settled, I asked Chase where his folder was that gives a report on his daily behavior in kindergarten. He […]

If God’s on My Side…

Have you ever had a situation that scared you to the bone, but you had no power to change it? I’ve decided if you live long enough, you might have more than just one of these circumstances and I can only hope that through each event we are strengthened and made wiser. Life throws curve […]

The Pains of Change

Last week I had a meltdown.   I mean a complete break from reality where I fell to my knees and bawled my eyes out for an hour.  Doesn’t happen often, but when it does…you’d better watch out! Strangely, I woke up that particular morning feeling a heaviness and gloominess I just couldn’t shake.  It wasn’t until […]

Dreams VS. Fear

Today is the first day of the rest of my life!  My boys are both in school, my husband is upstairs working and I’m sitting at my desk wondering what I’m supposed to be doing amid a VERY quiet house. Hmmm.  I know, I know.  This is a nice problem to have (especially the quiet […]

During the Darkness

Since so many people have responded to Tuesday’s post about depression, I thought I would continue to discuss this widespread problem.  Many are suffering silently and I think it’s important we talk about what we should be doing during the darkest times of our lives. I think we can learn a lot about what to […]

The Darkness

Today’s topic is very personal to me.  I have a dear sister whom I’ve watched struggle with depression for several years.  She is one of the strongest women I know, but this debilitating illness can put her in bed for weeks and make it nearly impossible to live a productive life. Some of us have […]