Halloween seems like a perfect time to pull out the skeletons from the closet, dust them off and go bury them in the backyard where they belong…with lots of prayers that Rover won’t go dig them out and prance around the neighborhood with them!!  Yikes! That would SO be my luck!  Thank God I don’t […]

Praising God

Life is like a roller coaster…sometimes it’s uphill and sometimes it’s downhill and I’m really not sure which one is better!! (Neither one sound like that much fun, do they?) Traveling all of those hills can get exhausting.  Trampling up or down can sometimes become too painful.  Sometimes the stresses seem too overwhelming and the […]


What’s the first thing you think of when someone asks the question, “How much time and money do you give to matters outside of you and your family?” Do you wonder why they are meddling in your personal business?  Are you offended because it’s none of their business?  And…do you like your answer? All I’ve […]

Another Year Gone By

Today marks three years since my beloved father-in-law’s passing.  I figured a blog wouldn’t do the anniversary of Martin’s death any justice, so I thought I would share a poem I wrote a few years ago that epitomizes Martin’s life. I pray that my boys will lead a life as worthy of the one lived […]


Have you ever had a decision that you just didn’t want to make?  Did the list of pros and cons equal out to a point where you didn’t have a clue which way to go?  Were you so confused by decision time that you wanted to dig a hole…and climb in? Decisions can be tough.  […]

Get Out There!

Many of us aspire to do, be and have more in the days ahead.  It’s common for most of us (at any age) to have dreams and goals.  We may not have them written down, but I would dare say that we each have an item or two tucked in a corner somewhere that we […]

Under Attack

Ever have one of those days where absolutely everything went awry?  Or maybe you’ve had a year or two that you seemed to struggle through and you wondered what in the world was going on. My husband’s boss said it best the year that both of our fathers passed away, “Man, you’ve had it rough […]

The Sabbath

Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, […]

Quiet Time

Is your house sometimes too quiet?  Or are you at a loss for what you should be doing?  Worse yet, you feel unprepared for the day ahead? Every now and then we find ourselves in a quiet place and I don’t know about you, but the silence can be deafening.  Busyness is often better because […]

Candy Corn is Evil

This past weekend I had a love/hate relationship with candy corn. It was an affair that started out making me feel decadent, but ended up controlling me and compelling me do things I wouldn’t normally do…like want to lie to my husband about who was eating the candy corn! (I didn’t lie, but I sure […]