I wasn't a new believer when my fourth child was diagnosed with a kidney issue (hydronephrosis) in my fifth month of pregnancy. I'd been a Christian for a while but I probably had never had my faith tested. Sure, my husband and I had our issues but those were obvious problems based on how we … Continue reading When your child is sick — A faithfullness challenge
Before I took control of the battle of my mind and gave my circumstances over to God, finding the energy to write seemed impossible. My writing had been on the back-burner despite my initial reaction that job loss=more writing time. I have this need to get everything else done before I write. I rarely succeed. Eventually I give in, … Continue reading Now is the time for Joy, Abundance, Peace and Rest!
I really thought posting my intentions to write like crazy in the month of March would have motivated me to make some progress on Part 2 of No Eye Has Seen. But our family got hit with some major emotional tolls and I found the need to reflect and not pressure myself. I also have a … Continue reading Failed Speedbo and if I Could Just Bottle 18 Hours Per Week and Only Write!
Have you ever anticipated a gift, yet once you held it in your hands you weren't quite sure what to do with it? Have you ever felt like someone went to so much trouble to buy you exactly what you needed and wanted, yet you let it sit on a shelf collecting dust because life … Continue reading Time to Dust off the Gift Shelf
I gave birth to my first three children without pain medication. My first labor lasted 27 hours, so by the time I could push, I was utterly exhausted. No matter how prepared I thought I was for the process of labor, there was no way to fully know what I was getting into. However, somehow … Continue reading Writing This Is Like Giving Birth Without Pain Meds!