counting the cost

I thought this blog had probably died, yet there has been one post that I’ve wanted to write and haven’t been able to word clearly. I’ve only wanted to write this if I could say it the way that I actually see it. So I hope that those who read this will hear my heart and read to the end where the best part is. Read more

becoming a warrior princess

As my husband left for work, he commented on our daughter’s new love of Tinkerbell and how cool the new Tinkerbell movies are. My immediate response was “I know, because Tinkerbell is now like a warrior princess and I am totally okay with our daughter being a warrior princess.” And in my mind I was actually picturing Eowyn from Lord of the Rings, and I have found myself thinking about her a lot lately. But I will come back to that as I haven’t posted a blog in a while and need to backtrack a bit . . . Read more

our God reigns

The last two weeks have been so full. I’m teaching my last class for the school year at the Bible school, and as busy as we are, I knew I needed to teach this class. I’ve dove into studying authority, submission, humility, and servanthood, and it’s been so good. I’ve loved studying the Old Testament, and I’ve felt like God has been speaking to my situation through this class. So it’s been ace (as my British husband used to say). One of the other pluses of being at the Bible school is getting to start the day in worship with other believers; I love that part of my day. I feel like that has really helped me to keep my mind on where it should be right now; rather on all that it could be. Read more


Psalm 27:13-14 NKJV
I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
That I would see the goodness of the Lord
In the land of the living.
Wait on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!

Over the past few weeks as we’ve gotten rid of so many of our belongings and as we’ve painted, cleaned, sorted, and purged, I’ve gone through many memories of the past 7 years. Hard times, lonely times, moments with each of the kids as babies, conversations with Mark, prayers that I prayed, laughter, family dinners, walks through our neighborhood, etc. Read more


I’m finding it hard to get time to process my thoughts lately, but I really want to as I know I’ll want to look back on this time and see the things that I learned. So here goes . . .

We’re in the midst of selling our house, getting rid of EVERYTHING, working two jobs each, and Mark is studying to take a certification that will add to his resume while I’m getting ready to teach another class. Both boys are in the last two months of school, and Eden is just a full blown toddler. Trying to prepare a house to sell while living with 3 kids under 5 and 1 dog is like trying to keep a zoo clean. Oy!! Read more