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Monthly Archives: December 2012

No Space of Regret

I simply must confess – I love snow. I know that many have had a hard time being without power in this storm, and I do not love that. (Kudos to Entergy and all of the workers from far and near who gave up snow play dates and vacations and the like to help restore … Continue reading »

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Hands and Feet and Help and Goats

I’ve been quiet over here. A fog descended two weeks ago today and I’ve honestly had a hard time driving all the way through it in search of hopeful words. So I battened down the hatches for a bit. Give me grace for the stillness? December 20, 2012 My daughter is alive, my home is … Continue reading »

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Lend Thy Light

The blog is silent tonight, for obvious reasons. Sleep in heavenly peace, sleep in heavenly peace.

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A Few of My Favorite Things

So, I took a day off from posting yesterday because Liv and I kept my niece overnight. Rather than scramble for words, I opted to chase some kiddos. It was fun. And now I return. Something about this Christmas has me remembering holiday memories from way back. Things like… …Saturday-after-Thanksgiving trips to Schilling’s Christmas Tree … Continue reading »

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A Child Shall Lead Them

In keeping with my desire to properly frame Christmas for my daughter, I asked her last night what we should get Jesus for His birthday. I’m trying to teach her that Christmas is not about getting presents. Christmas is about giving, sacrificially, the way that Jesus gave. So I asked her what Jesus might want, … Continue reading »

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For Unto Us

Needing to stop today, be still, and meditate on this… The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shined. You have multiplied the nation; you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, … Continue reading »

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I’ll Have the Elephant, Please…

Last week I read about being anxious when we perceive that something is lacking in our lives. As I was writing about that, I asked myself what, if anything, I considered to be lacking during this season of my life. The very first thing that came to mind, pitched a tent and stayed there, was … Continue reading »

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Getting in the Spirit

Most of us, in one way or another, fight with the holidays. We get stressed, we get cranky, we get lonely, we get sad, we get too busy, we get too tired. I’m no exception. Except that this year, He is putting a new song in my heart. And I am listening hard for all … Continue reading »

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Simple Gifts

It’s Friday and I can’t stop thinking about His favor. Time for a simple list of just a few of this week’s gifts. – 4 years with my agency, and all the crazy huge blessings that have come with it – Godly people who are there to speak truth and wisdom when I need more … Continue reading »

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The Home Stretch

Do you ever just wake up stressed? It usually starts with some sort of alarm clock annoyance. Or an annoyance at yourself for not listening to the alarm clock the first time. Then you move on to something else. Your hair won’t lay just so. Your eye makeup looks funny. Those shoes don’t go with … Continue reading »

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