To Do, Or Not To Do

As I write, it’s eight o’clock on a dewy summer morning here in the farmlands of the Midwest. Earlier, I worked out with my daughter, though I had to cut my session short because of a minor shoulder injury. After that, I cleaned and refilled my birdfeeders. The hummingbirds in particular appreciate a clean feeder… Continue reading To Do, Or Not To Do

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Longing Souls

One of my favorite new YouTube speakers is evangelist Greg Laurie. While I was getting ready for church this morning, I listened to a sermon he delivered about the empty place within all of us that only God can fill. For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness. – Psalm 107:9 Laurie gave example after… Continue reading Longing Souls

When Something Just Doesn’t Feel Right

My husband’s job as a city firefighter requires twenty-four-hour shifts. He works one full day, and then is off the next two days. The day that he’s on shift, my kids and I keep ourselves as busy as possible – not a difficult prospect, considering all the chores required to maintain our house and seven-acre… Continue reading When Something Just Doesn’t Feel Right

Blocking, Batching, & Breaking Bad (habits, that is)

It's all about pre-dawn productivity in my life these days, which you'll know if you read my last post. For the first time, I have been viewing moonsets and sunrises as a regular thing. Did you know that sunrises are gloriously flamingo-hued after a snowstorm? But I digress. While I do take time to appreciate… Continue reading Blocking, Batching, & Breaking Bad (habits, that is)

The Lone Bean

My nine-year-old has long been a picky eater. He can take or leave most fruit, though these days he is finally eating apples and even enjoys a blended mix of berries stirred into yogurt. He doesn't like a single vegetable, unless you count mashed, fried, or somehow casseroled potatoes, and sweet corn when it's fresh… Continue reading The Lone Bean

An Appointment with God

Every morning, I have a standing appointment with my daughter to exercise together either on our back deck, as the sun rises through the trees at the rear of our property, or in our garage. If we have to get up exceptionally early, we miss the occasional workout, but we're pretty consistent otherwise. I've also… Continue reading An Appointment with God

A Still, Small Voice

Selective listening: that's my term for how I choose to listen to the words of others. For a mom, selective listening works handily. I whip out that tool on a daily basis when dealing with my eight-year-old. He has a habit of calling me from the school room upstairs while I am working in the… Continue reading A Still, Small Voice

Joy to the World…And Now I Need a Nap!

I enjoy blogging and reading Christian blogs—both keep my heart and mind focused on the Lord and living for him. But life is cyclical, and recently, I've been in one of those crazy-busy cycles. You know, a period of time in which it seems that you are so busy from the time your feet hit… Continue reading Joy to the World…And Now I Need a Nap!