When I Consider

Every year, my daughter and I look forward to the day when we can move our morning workouts from indoors to outdoors. This morning, we had a break in the chilly, rainy weather, and after warming up with a round of cardio inside, we stepped out to the deck to do the rest of our… Continue reading When I Consider

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Mother-Daughter Photo Collaboration

As many of you may know, my daughter is BBG, otherwise known as Shae, from Teen, Meet God. Last week, we had a joint photo session and took pictures of the perennials currently blooming in our yard. Here's what we came up with! Meredith - peonies and irises Shae - spiderwort Meredith - peony and allium… Continue reading Mother-Daughter Photo Collaboration

Lives That Inspire: Job, a Dinosaur, and a Dragon

The first thing that used to come to my mind was when I considered Job was, poor him. In one day, the flocks that made him wealthy and the children he loved were taken from him—not because he had done anything to deserve such tragedy, but, well, just because. And when that all wasn't enough… Continue reading Lives That Inspire: Job, a Dinosaur, and a Dragon

Self-Esteem God’s Way (Part 1)

So many people struggle with thinking that they are not good enough (smart enough, attractive enough—check the box that fits). And it's no wonder, given the mixed messages sent by our culture. On the one hand, we're told that we've all arrived, that we're all winners, and that no one is better than anyone else.… Continue reading Self-Esteem God’s Way (Part 1)

Notice the Sunsets

Many evenings, my daughter calls to me, "Mom, come check out this sunset!" Whatever I'm doing, I try to set it aside for a moment to appreciate the beauty available to us every night, right outside our front windows. But if it weren't for my daughter drawing my attention to them, I might work right… Continue reading Notice the Sunsets

Bumblebees & Me: Created by Design

All too soon, I'll wake up one morning to find that the first frost has covered the landscape, signaling the beginning of the end of the gardening year. In the mean time, pollinators are taking advantage of the last bright blooms of the season. This afternoon, I discovered this bumblebee on some blue sage in… Continue reading Bumblebees & Me: Created by Design