Summer break is finally here. And around our house, that’s thrilling news! You may relate too. Time away with family and friends…laid back days…staying up late…catching up on things we’ve wanted to do all year…a much-needed break from the busy lives that we so often lead. But as much as we love the days of summer, fun vacations, and the times that rest and relaxation with those we love can … [Read more...] about 20 Verses of Rest and Peace for Your Summer
Sometimes things happen around us that startle us, stir us, make us think more deeply about our existence and how we're spending the time we've been given - this gift of life. Sometimes they're good things - sometimes hard. Sometimes they're the cutting moments that make us remember how short life can really be. But on those days when we're listening deep, we often have this sudden insight … [Read more...] about My goal for today…13 things.
The great clean up after the storm has begun - inside houses everywhere around Houston - where children played games, waited for snow, made forts, drank cups of hot chocolate, waited for snow, ate everything in sight and then asked for more, fought with swords, pillows, and other various household items, and still waited for snow… I loved every minute of it. What rarely happens in Houston, … [Read more...] about Sometimes Snow Days Aren’t Just About the Snow
I have to admit, I'm not surprised. One week before Christmas, all media buzz and attention has turned to a family who are dearly loved and known around the world. And whether or not you agree with Phil Robertson, the story has most likely grabbed your attention. Coincidence you say? I think not. Don't let the enemy steal your Christmas. He's trying to you know. You may not even realize it … [Read more...] about don’t let the enemy steal your Christmas…
Each year, I carefully arrange our family's nativity set with a creative, decorative eye - everything in its proper place. One morning after the kids had left for school, I noticed it had been completely re-arranged with each ceramic figure - shepherds, animals, wise men, Mary, Joseph, angel - positioned around in a big circle, all facing towards the center. And there He was, right in the … [Read more...] about 31 Verses for Celebrating Christmas – Keeping Christ at the Center
Recently, after several nights of being awakened with kids suffering from the dreaded stomach virus, and still reeling from the effects of it myself, I wearily finished packing backpacks, helped one child study for a test, then started to tackle the loads of laundry that awaited. Noah gently touched my arm, "Um, Mom," he whispered, I looked at those bright blue eyes that sparkled up at me, "You … [Read more...] about dear moms, for the days you forget how important you are…