Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Dear Mamas-that-struggle

I see you.

To the Mama who doesn’t do mornings well, but kills it all the rest of the time, I see you.
When you try to plan and do it well at this “most important (meal) time of the day” but the kid is running to the bus stop still eating and may or may not have brushed all the teeth and lunch will be dropped off to school later. And the kid wants to ride the bus at an UNGODLY

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

PEIL: What's Got Your Attention?

For those of you who are on my list to overshare: sorry/not sorry! I find a gem in my podcast listening that I really like and that I think will really bless others and I become a major

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Mourning Losses and a Prayer Through Song

Facebook reminded me that one year ago tomorrow, a still-trying-to-concieve Mama of a 6 year old would be in surgery for a sterilizing proceedure.


Signing that document took all my breath and a big chunk of my heart.

Thursday, January 18, 2018


“For our earthly fathers disciplined us for a few years, doing the best they knew how. But God's discipline is always right and good for us because it means we will share in his holiness. No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening—it is painful! But afterward there will be a quiet harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way. So take a new grip with your tired hands and stand firm on your shaky legs. Mark out a straight path for your feet. Then those who follow you, though they are weak and lame, will not stumble and fall but will become strong.” Heb 12:10-13 NLT

I like the idea of becoming strong and sharing in the holiness of God. I do not like the idea of having to be disciplined.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Have it All

The following post was originally posted on another blog in 2014. My precious friend, Monica, shares her heart in a lovely way.

In college I had one class that was for women only. During that class, I got the opportunity to learn differing perspectives of living as a Christian woman.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Having It All and Letting it Go--With Thanks

This post was written by my sweet sister and mentor, Dianne. I am posting it on her birthday,
which would likely embarrass her. She is full of wisdom and a blessing. I hope you will enjoy
and be blessed by her words. It was orignially posted on a group blog in 2013 that is now
lost to the 1s and 0s and space. However, it is well worth your time to read!

I have to admit that there have been some amazing times in my life when I have had it all; or at least MOST all of it.  And it has been wonderful.  There have been times when it’s almost as if God has offered me a gift – times when He has just handed me the unexpected, like a beautifully wrapped package done up in a gold ribbon, and said, “Here. Take this if you want to, and experience the joy it will bring you.”

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Crocheted Weighted Blanket Pattern

I fear I need to make certain I give a disclaimer. I am a lefty crocheter. I don't follow patterns well because many don't translate well for lefties. Combine this with a less-than-rule-following personality and get a less structured pattern. This will bother some, and I apologize in advance for this.

Why a weighted blanket?  Weighted blankets have been helpful for many different types of people. They can help people sleep better (the reason I attempted this pattern for my young guy) and some weighted items help people sit still and calm down. Some who benefit from weighted blankets include: