In Maryland, the weather has been consistently irregular! This time of year it’s typical for us to have an 80-degree day and then the next day in the ’50s. I love to sit outside early in the morning with a blanket, a big mug of coffee, my Bible, and my journal. Somehow this practice fills […]
Freedom to Be You
I was recently interviewed by Andrea Fehr from Flying Free Ministries. To be honest, I thought we were going to talk a lot more about chronic illness. While chronic illness did come into our discussion I was also asked questions that I wasn’t quite sure how to answer. They weren’t difficult questions but they caused […]
5 Things to Remember When Life Gets Hard
Let’s face it, life is hard! Sometimes horrible things happen to us and somehow we get caught completely off guard. No one ever wants to say it out loud but we feel bad for others when bad things happen to them while secretly hoping it never happens to us! Most of us don’t plan for […]
Resting During Christmas, the Busiest Time of Year!
This time of year can be overwhelming. Let’s face it, it IS overwhelming especially when life is already busy. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed just getting through the day. When our health is compromised we’re forced to slow down! To rest during Christmas, the busiest time of year
Abiding in Christ When Life is Hard
Last weekend I attended The 2 to 1 Conference (referred to as 2:1) in Herndon, Virginia. The theme of the conference couldn’t have been more perfect for a group of busy homeschool moms! Our theme was Abide based on the Bible verses found in John 15. Throughout the conference, we were reminded that as we go through […]
Living Out the One Another’s with a Printable
My recent guest post, Pursuing a Happily Ever Marriage in the Real World has become one of my most popular posts. If you haven’t read it you can find it on Angel Penn’s website here. Writing a marriage post is not an easy thing to do. It’s probably why I don’t do it very often. Apparently, […]
Pursuing a Happily Ever After Marriage in the Real World
Every little girl dreams of growing up, finding Prince Charming, having a beautiful fairy-tale wedding and living happily ever after! My husband and I just celebrated our 28th anniversary and while we’ve had fairy-tale moments, I can’t say that our life together has always been a fairy-tale. You may be newly married or have been […]
How To Look Forward To A New Year
A new year often brings mixed feelings, some good and some not so good. You might be hopeful that your life’s circumstances will change or that healing will finally come. You might be hoping that you’ll finally have a breakthrough in some struggle that has gripped your life or that you’ll finally have the money you […]
10 Ways You Can Minister to Your Chronically Ill Teen
If your teen or preteen has chronic Lyme disease or any other chronic illness it’s important to minister to them in a way that provides the strength and hope they’ll need to endure their trial.
Old Fashioned Motherhood in a New-Fangled World
Are you struggling to keep up with all the responsibilities you have as a wife and mom? Has your jammed packed schedule ever caused you to stop and think about how mothers from the past “mothered” their children?