She was a pleasant lady with few demands. Her body no longer functioned well but her mind was as sharp as ever. I enjoyed Dora’s quiet, accepting manner but her care intimidated me. A stroke had left her trapped in a mostly paralyzed body which required a mechanical lift to move from chair to bed. I… Continue reading One of the Most Important Life Lessons I Learned as a Nurse Aide
“What a beautiful idea,” I thought as I read the Hello Mornings Bible Study on women of the Bible. After reading through the account of Abigail, Nabal and David, the study asked us to reflect on what situations we might need to seek God’s guidance and provision for today. Then we were encouraged to pray… Continue reading Have You Prayed for Courage in Your Faith?
It’s Good Friday, the day Jesus died to redeem a fallen race and more specifically, one woman who is perpetually struggling to get organized, be more patient with her children and become less of a perfectionist. It’s a day that I struggle once again to comprehend the magnitude of what He suffered on my behalf.… Continue reading How to Say Thank You at Easter
When we get to heaven and take our place by Jesus’ side, when we ask some of the most burning questions we’ve ever had, when we listen in awe as He tells us “The Plan”, I imagine these reactions: A hush falling over the gathering of friends and family. Sacred silence as we absorb in… Continue reading When We Get To Heaven And Find The Answers
Isn’t it just amazing to think that God actually designed us and our children to compliment each other and work together and love each other? Sometimes it doesn’t feel like it, that’s for sure! When one child is constantly pushing our buttons and soon another child joins in, it can be pretty hard to believe… Continue reading When You’re Not Sure You Signed Up For This
Some moms say the hour before supper is the worst one of the day. I agree. Sometimes. Sometimes though – many days in fact, I find the hour after supper and before bedtime to be the most intense and the most draining. And the one I’m not too sure I’m going to make it through… Continue reading When You Feel Like a Failure (Again)
What if God really does love you? What if someone truly cares about your pain? What if five people are praying for you right now? What if they want to help but God asks them to help in a way you can’t see now? What if those who’ve wounded you are feeling remorse and regret… Continue reading What Ifs for the Wounded
Accepting God’s plan for my life – that’s something each of us needs to do at some time in our life. Each plan is in some way different from the next but each one has wonderful moments, times of uncertainty and days that are dark. For me, God’s plan includes a beautiful daughter–my own biological… Continue reading Accepting God’s Plan