I’m exhausted. As the mother of three sons 7, 5, and 2, a wife, a teacher, and writer, life can often seem overwhelming. Blogs, Facebook, and magazines seem to tell me I can have it all. I can do it all. If I try hard enough, try this organization method, try this product, I can… Continue reading Abiding in Jesus
Comfort. Where does one find comfort? From reading my students' introduction letters this week, I can plainly see that most are trying to find comfort. Their goals for after school almost always include a family, a nice home with some land, and enough money to be comfortable. I find comfort in a warm cup of… Continue reading Comfort
Play is one of the hardest things for me to do. Though it shouldn't be since I have three sons and all they want to do is play. This past week I finally, really played. Usually, I try to play with my boys but find myself thinking about my to-do list, the next writing projects,… Continue reading Play
"Count your many blessings name them one by one..." There are so many blessings to count if I will only look for them. A few years ago I heard that Oprah, of all people, started each day by writing out three things she was thankful for, so I began to do it myself. It's amazing… Continue reading Blessings
Is it worth it? I ask myself this question all the time. I have three boys, asking THE question is a must. It takes a lot of energy to keep up with three boys ages 7, 5, and 2. I ask it about parenting strategies. Was it worth it to spank him? Was it worth… Continue reading FMF: Worth
Future... This is a surprisingly hard prompt from Five Minute Friday (FMF). I seriously try to ignore the future many times. I would love to see my three boys grown, married to strong God followers, raising their children to walk with God, too. That's the far future that I aim for each day. Trying to… Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Future
Have you ever spoken or chanted a set of words to get yourself through a challenging or frightening situation? Just last week I responded, “I think I can” when someone asked me if I was going to make it through the rest of the school year; and “I can do anything through Christ who strengthens me” (Phil 4:13) are words that help me take a deep breath and keep marching forward....