Spiritual friendship? What does that even mean? The book description of Becoming Gertrude: How Our Friendships Shape Our Faith by Janice Peterson said the author “uses the term spiritual friendship to capture this idea of journeying with others through life, sharing experiences and wisdom and seeking God together.” Curious, I read the book and found… Continue reading What is Spiritual Friendship?
What is home? What exactly transforms a building into a home? More specifically, what makes it home for me? It’s been said that one man’s castle is another man’s cave, so your vision of home may differ significantly from mine. In any event, homes are as individual as the people who inhabit them. Several defining… Continue reading What Makes A House A Home – For Me?
Do you consider yourself privileged? What does a life of privilege look like? I was privileged to grow up in a Christian home with Christian parents. I’m privileged to be happily married with three children and live on a small farm. But why shouldn’t I be? Shouldn’t everyone be so privileged? Is there something wrong… Continue reading A New Way to Look at Privilege
It was just another ordinary day. The sun shone, the grass was tall enough to need mowing even though I had just mowed it, the world was still fresh from recent rains, the weeds and dandelions were growing faster than I could take care of them. The garden needed to be planted before the children… Continue reading It Was An Ordinary Day
If you, like me, have taken your husband’s surname upon marriage it may have already occurred to you fellow mothers that someday you too could bear the same name as both your mother-in-law and your husband’s paternal grandmother. Not to mention that of his grandfather’s mother and a lineup of generations preceding them as well.… Continue reading What You Have In Common With Your Husband’s Grandma
Do you ever long for more meaningful conversations with family or friends? Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a group wondering what to discuss but nothing comes to mind? I know I have. So when I came across this post by Michael Hyatt, I was inspired. Michael invites us to maximize our conversations… Continue reading A Gossip Alternative
I’ve had a number of tired, uninspired days lately. Maybe it’s the grey of November, maybe it’s a lack of exercise, maybe it’s well, anything! In any case, some of my days have seemed less than wildly successful. One of these quiet dull days I happened across this verse in my Bible: “With good will… Continue reading Sometimes Service Isn’t What We Think It Is
I was having one of those days that I and my mom friends call “not very prosperous”. Really I would’ve used a stronger term than that to describe it. I was so, so uninspired and wasting time with tiny distractions: googling this, reading that, thinking about this work I needed to do and cleaning up… Continue reading What To Do When Your Day (Or Life) Doesn’t Seem Successful
Just like a brand new notebook that has never been opened, so a baby’s mind, too, is pristine and new when they are born, ready to receive thoughts and impressions and all that the world brings their way. As each of us grows to maturity, the collections of our lives can be built into a… Continue reading What Ifs For Overwhelmed Moms
If you’ve been around here for any length of time you know I write about motherhood and things that go hand-in-hand with motherhood a lot. You may also be aware that I’ve been working on a book about preparing for motherhood for the past year. Now here’s the thing. If you know me at all,… Continue reading Why I Write About Motherhood (And Why You Can Too)