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But I don’t want to go there!

But I don’t want to go there!

What do we KNOW about Noah building the ark? "Build a large boat from cypress wood," and then God gave him some dimensions.     "So Noah did everything exactly as God had commanded him." (Gen 6:22 NLT)Now imagine you're Noah. Which of the following sounds more...

Church Talk

Church Talk

My parents witnessed a traumatic church split when I was a baby (half the congregation walked out mid-service). After that, my dad paid a lot more attention to the Spirit and left situations before they got to that point.I have done the same, recognizing that the...

Comfort versus Improvement

Comfort versus Improvement

We all long for comfort.  Even more than improvement, subconsciously we want consistency. So we put up with "less than" in favor of familiar. When I read books, watch movies, etc, I see life change and I know the character longs for the "good ol' days." Because that's...

Heading into the New Year

Heading into the New Year

Just like pretty much everyone else, this year has been just a little rocky. At times it felt like all I could hope for was to survive. Even though I had been homeschooling since 2010 so in a lot of ways life didn’t change that much, at the same time nothing was the...

Writing

Writing

Did you know that I write? More than just for this blog, I have actually written a couple novels! In 2015 I started participating in NaNoWriMo, which is a challenge to write 50,000 words in the month of November. (that's 1,667 words a day).  I've "won" twice and gave...

Making Marriage Work

Making Marriage Work

In September we celebrated our 17th anniversary. I guess that means we have some idea of what makes a good marriage work. After all, I'd marry Josh all over again (in a heartbeat!), and he says the same about me.     A friend asked for advice of what makes a...

Feeling Alone

Feeling Alone

I don't know about you... But this year I've felt more alone than ever before in my life. Which is a big deal, because I actually lived alone for a couple years, in a country where I was gradually learning to speak the language but every time I left the house I had to...

So What Now?

So What Now?

A newly empty nest... A job furloughed that may or may not open back up... A dance studio where your favorite teacher left... A church you no longer feel connected to... A curriculum that doesn't click with the kids... Something that used to be your passion but now...

Seasons

Seasons

When I was in school, I was torn between wanting to be a ballerina and wanting to pursue music. I finally chose music because the clarinet was fully paid for (unlike ballet classes), and I knew my height was against me with my dancing. That, and by 9th grade it was...