As I sit here with tears pooling in my eyes on the eve of my first-born’s graduation from high school, I have a million thoughts in my mind that I’m trying to trap long enough to put them into words for you. Yes, YOU, Sweet Mama. I’ve been thinking about YOU a lot over the last year as I’ve been Continue Reading →

Push In

This is just about right. This is the way she walks out her life; right on the edge of the boundaries. Daily, as we walk to therapy, I remind her of the simple rule of staying on the trail for her safety, but every day she either walks right on the edge or pushes those boundaries by walking with one Continue Reading →


As I sat in my chair praying over what was to come in the new year, my thoughts running here and there like wild horses at the fresh, new opportunities, I corralled them in and found myself praying, “Lord, this year, I just want to learn how to be a better pray-er.” Off went my wild thoughts again, conjuring up Continue Reading →

Be Strong and Courageous

Here I am in that place again. The one I find myself in frequently where I’m stressed and exhausted mind, body and spirit. I suppose this is the way of a mother, especially when there’s six young lives to shepherd and a marriage to keep tended to. I’m tempted to check-out mentally and sink into the oblivion of nothingness, but Continue Reading →

Discovering my Holy Grail

I believe that prayer works. I believe that prayer matters. I believe that God wouldn’t ask us in His word to pray if it wasn’t important. And yet, over the past few years, as I walked through a difficult season that lasted longer than I was comfortable with, I wrestled with prayer. His word promises that He hears us, but I Continue Reading →