His struggles mirror my struggles…I couldn’t shake the circular thought as I drove through once familiar city traffic that Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday…Every time I sat behind the wheel my mind went to this single thought. Two years, I hadn’t stepped foot in California for two years and in an instant, the previous life my home state offered wrapped its tentacles … [Read more...] about The Bullish Side of Struggle
What's Your Best Yes? Mine Bought Me Precious Time Several "best yes" experiences freckle my life. Salvation, marriage, our big move, and the last time I saw my dad. Two years ago my dad unexpectedly dropped dead but days before I made one of the best decisions of my life: I said, "Yes". God is faithful to meet our future needs. When I decided to toss my schedule and … [Read more...] about What’s Your Best Yes? Mine Bought Me Precious Time
I Was A Parenting Wreck Nearly three years ago my parenting was a TOTAL wreck. Without realizing it I adopted a lot of thinking that compromised my role as a mom. I lost sleep trying to figure out how to help my son. Little did I know that I was the one that needed the help! A friend, the kind that stands the tests of time and changes, listened to my disconcerted heart and … [Read more...] about Are You a Parenting Wreck? Take the Quiz and Find Out!
The New School A few text messages later our family walked into our new school. A painful excitement filled my heart. As much as I wanted to follow God’s plans for our family a return to the classroom after years away terrified me. I enjoyed the rhythm and flexibility of our life and that was coming to a screeching halt. Our self-employed life came to a screeching halt and … [Read more...] about The New School: Writing in the Wait
Stretched ahead and behind the Columbia River snaked but offered no reprieve from exhaustion. Dwarfed by dry scraggly canyon walls we drove parallel the Columbia River. The uneasiness and insecurity of driving the truck and towing the trailer morphed into a humble comfort and modest victory. Summer’s tail offered little beauty as we drove beyond the river into gently … [Read more...] about Waiting Beside the Columbia