simply trust and obey

Jul 22

simply trust and obey

This month has flown by and with it have come many changes. I’m now working two jobs; partly from home, partly at night, and with all the flexibility I need. It’s the first time in my journey as a mom that I’ve been home with my kids all day long, and I can’t say it’s been easy! Nor do I really recommend having three little ones in four...

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When your head is swimming …

Jul 09

When your head is swimming …

I’ve been trying to write this for days and there has been so much going on that processing is just not happening for me. Neither is getting the house cleaned, the yard sorted, or anything else of importance. Life has just taken a completely unexpected turn and all I can do is hold on for the ride. For about the first 6 years of our marriage, change seemed to...

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thinking on beauty

Jun 26

thinking on beauty

As if we don’t have enough going on right now, I’ve been trying to tackle a major to do list. So I randomly chose one job off my list and dove in to purging my daughter’s bedroom as hers is the smallest, yet it’s always in the process of clothing moving in and out. She finally jumped right into 12 month summer clothes, so I decided to (sadly)...

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mixed emotions and courage

Jun 23

mixed emotions and courage

We hung out with a great group of friends on Saturday night, and it brought up a bunch of emotions in me. Emotions that I haven’t yet processed. How do you process the thought that you may never live in this place again? How do you process the thought of trying to pick up a family of 5, move across the ocean, and yet not know if you’ll ever return? How...

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what am I thinking on?

Jun 16

what am I thinking on?

Ever wake up in a bad mood that you just can’t seem to shake off? Or does that just happen to moodier types of people like myself? Over the weekend, I woke up in a funk that I couldn’t seem to get out of, and by the end of the day, as my firstborn was walking to bed, I heard these words come from his mouth, “She (meaning me, his mom) sure...

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letting go

Jun 08

letting go

I tried to write this last week, and somehow, I ended up writing the previous post. So we’ll try again this afternoon . . . Over the past few months, Mark and I have been praying, talking, thinking, and attempting to make one very big decision. If you’ve been reading this blog lately, then you can guess what has been the focus of our deliberation —...

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bold enough to ask

Jun 06

bold enough to ask

Are you someone who can easily ask for things? Or are you more like I am and find it really hard to ask for something that you’d like? I have no problem asking for things like directions or asking someone questions that help to clarify a situation. But when it comes to asking for help, for something that I really need, or for something that I actually would...

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